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A Conversation on Youth Mental Health

Adolescent mental health was in the headlines long before the COVID-19 pandemic hit. The effects of the virus and related restrictions have added new twists to the discussion, highlighting rising rates of anxiety and depression while also creating an opportunity to prioritize youth well-being as we move forward.

The UCLA Center for the Developing Adolescent partnered with Young Invincibles (YI) to host a panel discussion on the importance of mental health resources for young adults. The discussion featured panelists Stacey Sterling, DrPH, MSW, a member of our National Scientific Council on Adolescence and researcher at Kaiser Permanente Northern California, Cameron Vigil, YI Rocky Mountain Engagement Manager, and Isabella Fernandes de Oliveira, YI Youth Advocate Colorado.

This panel focused on policies that can increase youth access to mental health resources, improve quality of care, and support young adult well-being. Watch the video!

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