Wellbeing Wednesdays: Teen Mental Health and Substance Use Challenges

09-09-2021
The National Council for Mental Wellbeing

Today’s younger generations are facing seemingly insurmountable odds – from the enduring impact of COVID-19 on their mental wellbeing to stigma, access to care and the increasing reliance on substance use.

Join the fourth episode in our “Wellbeing Wednesday” virtual learning series, as we bring the best minds in health care together to discuss these issues and share available solutions:

•    Maya Enista Smith, Executive Director of the Born This Way Foundation
•    Dr. Christopher Jones, acting director of the National Center for Injury Prevention and Control
•    Chuck Ingoglia, president and CEO of the National Council for Mental Wellbeing
•    Dr. Colman Noctor (moderator), Child and Adolescent Psychoanalytical Psychotherapist and Assistant Professor at University College Dublin

This timely dialogue will explore the intersection of teen mental health and substance use challenges, with a special focus on:

•    The role COVID-19 continues to play in the mental wellbeing of today’s youth
•    How we can address the stigma surrounding teen mental health together
•    Warning signs to look out for in youth and proven strategies for support
•    The capacity issue for youth in need of mental health and substance use care
•    The substance use trends among adolescents