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Mental Health Needs of Young Americans: Challenges for Public Policy
February 20 @ 6:30 pm - 7:45 pm
There is a growing awareness among US educators of the urgency to deal with the social and emotional needs of young Americans. Yet, with tightening budgets at the local, state and national level, services to address these needs have sometimes been cut back or have not expanded sufficiently to meet growing needs. A panel discussion will take place on the state of mental health needs of young Americans today and whether current public policies are adequate to address them.
Panelists will include:
Dr. Sarah Reed, program lead for Honest, Open, Proud at Rogers Behavioral Health, Brown Deer, WI.
Lindsay Loewe licensed mental health and substance abuse psychotherapist at Collaborative Wellness professional counseling and consulting services, Ripon, WI.
Rory Linnane, Reporter USA TODAY NETWORK-Wisconsin who covers the issue of teen suicides in Wisconsin.
Allan Borsuk, Senior Fellow in Law and Public Policy, Marquette Law School, who studies and writes about current educational policies and politics in Wisconsin.
A reception will follow the event.
The panel and reception is sponsored by the Center for Politics and the People, DREAM (Disability Rights, Education, and Activism Network), and Psi Chi (National Honor Society in Psychology), and is open to the public.