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.
Well Beings and Vegas PBS will host a free virtual event and live panel discussion entitled “Youth Mental Health: How You Can Help.”
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
Tuesday, January 12, 2021
6:00 p.m. PST
Join Vegas PBS for a livestream discussion that brings together mental health experts, community leaders, and youth to discover tools and techniques for helping loved ones facing mental health challenges. The event will raise awareness on this growing issue and share resources available to support the mental health of Nevada’s youth.
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.
About Vegas PBS
Vegas PBS is a member-supported public television service providing educational content for over 50 years. Vegas PBS builds community through television, education services, and unique experiences that create a sense of place, civic and social capital. For 12 consecutive years, Vegas PBS has remained among the top five most-watched PBS stations in the country. The station offers five unique secondary channels: Create, VEGAS PBS KIDS, WORLD, Rewind and Jackpot! The station collaborates with community partners to create award-winning content that examines informational, cultural, historic, and educational regional issues.
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