The LA County Board of Supervisors and Youth Commission will be hosting “Centering Voices in Mental Health” as an online event Thursday, February 10th, 2022, from 6 PM-7 PM PST.
Symptoms of depression and anxiety have doubled over the past two years for youth in this county since the pandemic. Community members, youth, agency partners, and community-based organizations would like to learn more about how to center lived experience and voices of youth while responding to mental health crises hitting youth in L.A. County.
Co-Sponsored by Fourth District Supervisor Janice Hahn’s office, this event is in response to a 2004 Board Motion and is designed to center the voices of young people with lived experience, who are all too often left out of the design of programs meant to support them.
“It is imperative that when we consider a path forward in helping LA County’s youth recover from the pandemic, we include them in building solutions. By convening mental health leaders and advocates, the Youth Commission is helping return authority to LA County’s youth in healing their communities.” said Hahn.
“The Department of Mental Health is deeply committed to the wellbeing of youth in LA County” said DMH Director Dr. Jonathan Sherin, M.D., Ph.D. “We are thrilled to partner with the Youth Commission, which is positioned to help amplify the voices of young people who have never had a proper platform for providing input to County systems. It is our belief that the Youth Commission will inspire new and more effective models of mental health care for young people in LA County.”
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