Thursday, November 10, 2022

Mini Symposium Series: A Youth Mental Health Crisis—The Surge After The Surge

2:00 PM to 2:30 PM

Join us, in partnership with the Eisenberg Family Depression Center, for the next installment of the NeuroNetwork for Emerging Therapies Mini Symposium Series about the growing youth mental health crisis.

Did you know that 50% of all lifetime mental illness begins by age 14 and 75% by age 24? Or, that 70% of youth in the juvenile justice system have a diagnosable mental health condition? How about the fact that suicide is the 2nd leading cause of death among people aged 10-14 and the 3rd leading cause among those aged 15-24 in the U.S.?

When you look at the numbers related to the pandemic for adolescents (aged 12-17):

  • 1 in 6 experienced a major depressive episode (MDE)
  • 3 million had serious thoughts of suicide
  • There was a 31% increase in mental health-related emergency department visits

Any way you look at these numbers, it's clear that we, or more precisely our youth, are in crisis. In the next installment of the NeuroNetwork for Emerging Therapies Mini Symposium Series we partner with the Eisenberg Family Depression Center for "A Youth Mental Health Crisis: The Surge After the Surge," the three esteemed panelists, listed below, will address these sobering issues with presentations followed by a live Q&A. 

Don't forget to submit your questions when you register via Zoom.

"Mental Health and Brain Health: Partners for Life" + Moderator

portrait of Dr. Eva Feldman

Eva Feldman, MD, PhD

James W. Albers Distinguished University Professor of Neurology
Russell N. DeJong Professor of Neurology
Director, NeuroNetwork for Emerging Therapies
Director, ALS Center of Excellence

"Why Me? Why Now? COVID & Kids’ Mental Health"

"Mental Health Matters: Preventing Youth Suicide"

Lia Gaggino, MD

Primary Care Pediatrician
Host, Pediatric Meltdown Podcast
Consulting Pediatrician, MC3 Program, Department of Psychiatry, Michigan Medicine

Joining for the Live Q&A

Michelle Kees, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
Faculty Lead, Outreach & Education, Eisenberg Family Depression Center

Dr. Michelle Kees is a Clinical Psychologist and Associate Professor in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at the University of Michigan. She is the Faculty Lead of Outreach and Education Programs at the Eisenberg Family Depression Center, and has an Adjunct Appointment in the Department of Psychology. Dr. Kees’ expertise centers on the implementation, evaluation, and scaled dissemination of mental health programming in community settings. Specific areas of interest include women’s resilience; youth mental health in schools; and peer support programs for veterans in college. Dr. Kees received her PhD in Clinical Psychology at SUNY Stony Brook, completed a clinical internship in child psychology at Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago, and completed a 2-year postdoctoral fellowship in Clinical Child Psychology at the Center on Child Abuse & Neglect at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center.