Second Annual ‘Next Generation Mental Health’ Panel Discussion and Q&A
The country’s leading depression research organization, Hope for Depression Research Foundation (HDRF), today announced it will host a public symposium on Bullying and Mental Health, on Wednesday, May 29, 2019 at the Paley Center for Media in mid-town Manhattan.
The event is part of an annual symposia series, ‘Next Generation Mental Health,’ which aims to educate the public about urgent mental health issues facing our nation’s youth.
“Children who have been bullied are six times more likely to develop depression and two times more likely to develop anxiety,” said HDRF Executive Director Louisa Benton, who will moderate the panel. She pointed to an alarming rise in depression rates in teens, and a 70% rise in youth suicide since 2006.
Actor and advocate Jeff Lima will participate in the discussion with a personal account of his own experience with extreme bullying while growing up in Spanish Harlem, NYC. All panelists will discuss bullying prevention and effective interventions.
The event will start at 5:30pm and consist of a 45-minute panel discussion, followed by a question and answer session with leading psychiatrists, anti-bullying experts and advocates. They will discuss issues relevant to bullying and victimization including immediate and long-term effects on health and quality of life.
HDRF is actively encouraging students, parents, teachers, guidance counselors, and any other interested parties to attend. Tickets can be secured at: https://join.hopefordepression.org/event/2019-next-generation-mental-health-symposium/e228547