NAMI Westside Los Angeles is proud to present the Janis Black Warner Speaker series, which features talks by mental health professionals. Pandemic Update: We are pleased to present a virtual version of our Janis Black Warner Speaker Series, using Zoom!


Wednesday, December 1, 7 pm PT

Our speaker: Dr. Karen I. Wilson, Ph.D.

The topic: Addressing The Mental Health Needs of Young People Transitioning to a Post-Pandemic World

The COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact the mental, emotional, and behavioral health of children and teenagers.  We have seen soaring rates of depression, anxiety, trauma, loneliness, and suicidality in young people.  As a result, the American Academy of Pediatrics, the Children’s Hospital Association and the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry have come together to declare that the mental health crisis among kids has become a national emergency.  While most students have transitioned back to in-person learning, children and adolescents continue to need emotional and social support. In this session, Dr. Karen Wilson will discuss how young people have responded to the COVID-19 pandemic, and she will share some tips for how to continue to support young people as we transition to a post-pandemic world.


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