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Mental Health and the Next Generation

Mental Health and the Next Generation

Sometimes referred to as the "anxious generation," millennials are actually much more likely to talk about mental health than their parents or grandparents. This generation is closer than ever to breaking the stigma around mental illness in a time when only 44 percent of adults—and less than 20 percent of children and adolescents—with diagnosable mental health problems receive the treatment they need. How can we harness this growing power amongst the next generation to implement a better mental health care system and offer viable, non-partisan solutions? What can communities and businesses do to address their populations and provide resources? How do we manage the role of technology in mental illness and what solutions may technology itself offer?

Lynn Goldman
Dean, Milken Institute School of Public Health, George Washington University

Cindy L. Citrone
Founder and CEO, Citrone 33 Foundation

Oren Frank
Co-Founder and CEO, Talkspace

Elana Jacobs
Head of Product, Crisis Text Line

Alison Malmon
Executive Director and Founder, Active Minds