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The uncertainty, fear, and changes in daily life caused by COVID-19 have drastically affected people’s mental health and exacerbated the systemic challenges of treatment and resource availability.

This webinar convenes experts and advocates to address the rapid increase in demand for mental health services and barriers to affordable care. Panelists will also discuss concrete actions that communities and organizations can take to partner with individuals and advocates to provide much needed services across all life stages.


Melissa Stevens, Executive Director, Milken Institute Center for Strategic Philanthropy

Panel Experts and Speakers

Jerome Bettis, 2005 NFL Super Bowl Champion; 2015 Pro Football Hall of Fame; Founder, Jerome Bettis Bus Stops Here Foundation

Dr. Joshua Gordon, Director, National Institute of Mental Health

Nancy Lublin, CEO, Crisis Text Line