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A White House Conversation on Youth Mental Health

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.

Urgency needed to thwart youth mental health crisis, Stockton panelists say

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.

Achieving Pay Equity Is About More than Pay

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

Lieutenant governors share perspectives on youth mental health crisis

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

Capital School District promotes behavioral services

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