PORTLAND, ME — To kick off the initiatives, the Governor and First Lady participated in a panel discussion with mental health expert Heidi Baskfield, vice president of Population, Health and Advocacy at Children’s Hospital Colorado; Amy Kennedy, education director, The Kennedy Forum; and Dr. Mary-Ann Etiebet, AVP for Health Equity, Merck and lead, Merck for … Continued
WASHINGTON, DC — In celebration of Mental Health Month, Amy Kennedy attended the first-ever Youth Mental Health Forum at the White House featuring First Lady Dr. Jill Biden, singer and actress Selena Gomez, U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy, and 30 young leaders from across the country.
In celebration of #MentalHealthAction Day, on Thursday, May 19, 2022 at 2pm ET, The Kennedy Forum’s Education Director, Amy Kennedy, held a free Facebook Live session with Brightline behavioral therapist Lina Rodas, LCSW to discuss the most common mental health conditions in youth, what signs parents and other caregivers should watch for, when it might be … Continued
GALLOWAY TOWNSHIP, NJ — Amid growing youth mental health concerns, more must be done to avoid a nationwide crisis, especially as children become older, a panel at Stockton University said Tuesday. “We’re seeing more issues with more children,” said local school nurse Victoria Druding, adding more students have come to her for mental health treatment.
NEW YORK, NY – In Celebration of Women’s History Month, Nasdaq and Parity.org hosted a panel of women leaders to discuss the “E” in Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DE&I), with female executives from BestBuy, Willis Towers Watson (WTW) and Nasdaq. During their conversation about the continued problem of pay equity for women, the panel largely agreed … Continued
WASHINGTON, DC – On March 29, The Kennedy Forum and the Democratic Lieutenant Governors Association (DLGA) hosted a special preview of Ken Burns’ new documentary, “Hiding in Plain Sight: Youth Mental Illness” at the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) headquarters in Washington, DC. The screening was followed by a panel discussion about states’ actions … Continued
DOVER, DE — The Capital School District presented its new “multi-tiered system of supports” Wednesday, aiming to meet its students’ academic, social, emotional, behavioral and mental health needs. The state, led by Lt. Gov. Bethany Hall-Long, began its Behavioral Health Consortium in 2019 to address mental health and addiction challenges. In schools, it has led … Continued
DELAWARE – Mental health is a real crisis nationwide, especially within our youth, and the issue doesn’t seem to be slowing down. “75 percent of children experience anxiety or depression at some point,” Lt. Governor Bethany Hall-Long said. “We have seen an increase in suicidal ideation, in just screenings it’s up almost 700,000 higher people … Continued