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What Teens Need Now: Addressing the Adolescent Mental Health Crisis


Lisa Damour, PhD

The adolescent mental health crisis represents a significant and persistent public health challenge. This presentation will detail how a multi-level approach to prevention and care can effectively support the mental health of adolescents, helping them lead healthier, happier lives. Dr. Damour will describe: • what parents, caregivers, educators, and communities can do to protect and promote adolescent mental health for all teenagers; • strategies for identifying and supporting teens who are at heightened risk for emotional difficulties; and • adolescent-specific practices for the effective care of teens in need of clinical interventions. Speaker Bio: Lisa Damour, PhD is the author of three New York Times bestsellers: Untangled, Under Pressure, and The Emotional Lives of Teenagers, which have been translated into twenty-three languages. She co-hosts the Ask Lisa podcast, works in collaboration with UNICEF, and is recognized as a thought leader by the American Psychological Association. Damour is a regular contributor to The New York Times and CBS News and the creator of Untangling 10to20, a digital library of premium content to support teens and those who care for them. Damour serves as a senior advisor to the Schubert Center for Child Studies at Case Western Reserve University and has written numerous academic papers, chapters, and books related to education and child development. She maintains a clinical practice and also speaks to schools, professional organizations, and corporate groups around the world on the topics of child and adolescent development, family mental health, and adult well-being. Damour also works with industry leaders on topics related to adolescent mental health and was a consultant to Pixar on the film Inside Out 2. Damour graduated with honors from Yale University and worked for the Yale Child Study Center before earning her doctorate in clinical psychology at the University of Michigan. She has been a fellow at Yale's Edward Zigler Center in Child Development and Social Policy and the University of Michigan's Power Foundation. This lecture is made possible through an endowment from the Arthur Sulzberger Family. Please join us for a reception following the talk. Click here for directions to the Sanford School. Visitor parking is available at the Science Drive visitor's lot, a short walk from the Sanford School. The rate is $2 per hour.


Health/Wellness, Lecture/Talk, Politics, Reception, Research, Social Sciences, United States Focus