Well Beings and Vegas PBS will stream a live virtual panel discussion featuring local experts and youth on mental health in Las Vegas on Tuesday, January 12 at 6:00 p.m. PT. The event will bring together mental health experts, community leaders, and the PBS NewsHour Student Reporting Lab to address youth mental health and provide connections to an array of resources. The event will raise awareness on this growing issue and share how local community members and institutions are tackling this important topic.
The live panel discussion is entitled Youth Mental Health: How You Can Help. Panelists include:
Valerie Almirola, Student at University of Nevada Las Vegas, Teen Representative for Hope Means Nevada
Reggie Burton, Founder and President of The Avery Burton Foundation
Richard Egan, Suicide Prevention Training and Outreach Facilitator for Nevada Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Public & Behavioral Health
Sheldon Jacobs, PhD., Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Kipp Ortenburger, Moderator, Host of Nevada Week on Vegas PBS
The live stream will be available Tuesday, January 12, 2021 at 6:00 P.M. at wellbeings.org/vegaspbs
Well Beings is a multi-platform, multi-year campaign from public media to address the critical health needs in America through original broadcast and digital content, engagement campaigns, and impactful local events. The campaign begins with the Youth Mental Health Project, engaging youth voices to create a national conversation, raise awareness, address stigma and discrimination, and encourage compassion. Well Beings was created by WETA Washington, D.C., the flagship public media station in the nation’s capital, and brings together partners from across the country, including youth with lived experience, families, caregivers, teachers, medical and mental health professionals, social service agencies, private foundations, filmmakers, corporations and media sponsors, to create awareness and resources for better health and wellbeing.