The Kempe Foundation’s Uniting Communities breakfast brought together members of the community to discuss the youth mental health crisis in Colorado and across the country with a focus on youth suicide. Our panel of experts facilitated a riveting dialogue on the severity of the moment and solutions for the future. It combined mental health professionals, families impacted, and we heard directly from our youth/teens.
The panelists included:
- Ryan Venturi, 17-year-old creator of the mental health app, myivysky.org
- Steve Berkowitz, MD, Professor of Psychiatry & Pediatrics at University of Colorado School of Medicine
- Stephanie Crawford-Goetz, PhD, administrator bringing trauma-informed care to Douglas County schools
- Rick Padilla, Suicide Prevention Administrator for Denver Department of Public Health and Environment and survivor of suicide loss
The combined expertise of the panelists and the audience made for a powerful discussion on mental health in our community. If you didn’t get a chance to attend to this year’s breakfast, you’re in luck!
Watch the 2021 Uniting Communities Breakfast on the Youth Mental Health Crisis
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