By now you’ve certainly heard the news. At least one in five US adolescents is suffering from a diagnosable mental illness. Suicide is now the second leading cause of death for American teens. Anxiety, depression, and eating disorders surged among youth during the COVID19 pandemic. Leading children’s advocacy groups have declared a state of emergency, while US Surgeon General Vivek Murphy warns we all must do more to find solutions.
On Friday, April 29th, you’ll have the chance to learn about the most hopeful responses. The AIM Scientific Symposium: Care in the Crisis, will gather leading experts, parents and youth to tackle tough questions and forge solutions. The event may be attended remotely or in-person at the Sunset Center in Carmel, CA., from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., with a reception, youth art display, and award ceremony to follow.
California’s “Mental Health Czar” and a pioneering neuroscientist, Dr. Thomas R. Insel, will share the stage with youth who have researched the issue themselves.