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Tuesday, March 23, 2021
     
2:00 pm ET / 11:00 am PT

Listening to Young People to Transform Mental Health

Listening to Young People to Transform Mental Health
Tuesday, March 23, 2021
2:00 pm ET / 11:00 am PT

To have the greatest impact now and in the future, young people’s leadership and lived experience are critical to transforming how we promote mental health. We must build on what has helped them and invest in what they feel would empower them to make a difference for themselves and their communities. This session will share what 1,900 young people have to say about how we can better address mental health and create pathways for hope and leadership for youth and young adults.

Join this free, 60-minute webinar where you will:

  • Discover where and how young people say they want to receive mental health support;
  • Learn about barriers to well-being and mental health advocacy among youth and young adults; and
  • Learn about 5 model young person-led programs that fill gaps identified by survey respondents.

This webinar will be recorded and available to the public within 1 week. We do not offer CEUs, but certificates of attendance are available upon request after the event. For individuals with the National Certified Peer Specialist (NCPS) certification, certificates of attendance for webinars with the Center for Peer Support can be used toward your continuing education requirements for NCPS.

Meet the presenters

Kelly Davis is the Associate Vice President of Peer and Youth Advocacy at Mental Health America (MHA), where she works to promote the expansion of peer support throughout health care. She also leads MHA’s young adult leadership initiatives that are focused on highlighting and expanding young adult-led programs that fill gaps in traditional mental health services and supports. In 2019, Kelly was awarded the Disruptive Innovator Award by the National Association of Peer Supporters (NAPS), an award given to a young person making positive change in mental health through positive disruption. She is a certified yoga teacher and holds a certificate in Applied Positive Psychology from The Flourishing Center. She is currently pursuing her master’s degree in Nonprofit Leadership at the University of Pennsylvania.