Think About Policy Podcast
[Part 3] Youth Mental Health: Role of Advocacy, Social Media, & Communication

[Part 3] Youth Mental Health: Role of Advocacy, Social Media, & Communication

May 18, 2022

Knowing that youth today are struggling more than ever before this powerful three-part series will consider what we can do, as we listen to personal mental health journeys. It will provide opportunities to learn about how we can manage the negative aspects of social media while promoting the opportunities related to action and advocacy. Finally, it will ask critical questions about research and policy for supporting youth well-being.

CONTENT WARNING: This series includes discussion about depression, suicide, and suicidal ideation.

Speakers

  • Host, Gita Jaffe, PhD, Senior Policy and Global Affairs Advisor at Global Alliance for Behavioral Health and Social Justice, bhjustice.org
  • Guest Co-host, Amber Burke-Garcia, PhD, MA, Director of Digital Strategy and Outreach, NORC at the University of Chicago
  • Michaeline Jensen, PhD, Assistant Professor in the Clinical Psychology Program and the Director of the Interactions and Relationships Lab (IRL) at UNCG
  • Shavonne Reed, Founder & CEO of OPUA Agency, opua.agency 
  • Daylee Baker, Social Impact at MTV Entertainment Group, mentalhealthishealth.us

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[Part 2] Youth Mental Health: Role of Advocacy, Social Media, & Communication

[Part 2] Youth Mental Health: Role of Advocacy, Social Media, & Communication

May 18, 2022

Knowing that youth today are struggling more than ever before this powerful three-part series will consider what we can do, as we listen to personal mental health journeys. It will provide opportunities to learn about how we can manage the negative aspects of social media while promoting the opportunities related to action and advocacy. Finally, it will ask critical questions about research and policy for supporting youth well-being.

CONTENT WARNING: This series includes discussion about depression, suicide, and suicidal ideation.

Speakers

  • Host, Gita Jaffe, PhD, Senior Policy and Global Affairs Advisor at Global Alliance for Behavioral Health and Social Justice, bhjustice.org
  • Guest Co-host, Amber Burke-Garcia, PhD, MA, Director of Digital Strategy and Outreach, NORC at the University of Chicago
  • Adrian Smith, Human Rights Campaign- Youth Ambassador
  • Sherri Gordon, Bullying Prevention Advocate & Author

Series Links

[Part 1] Youth Mental Health: Role of Advocacy, Social Media, & Communication

[Part 1] Youth Mental Health: Role of Advocacy, Social Media, & Communication

May 18, 2022

Knowing that youth today are struggling more than ever before this powerful three-part series will consider what we can do, as we listen to personal mental health journeys. It will provide opportunities to learn about how we can manage the negative aspects of social media while promoting the opportunities related to action and advocacy. Finally, it will ask critical questions about research and policy for supporting youth well-being.

CONTENT WARNING: This series includes discussion about depression, suicide, and suicidal ideation.

Speakers

  • Host, Gita Jaffe, PhD, Senior Policy and Global Affairs Advisor at Global Alliance for Behavioral Health and Social Justice, bhjustice.org
  • Guest Co-host, Amber Burke-Garcia, PhD, MA, Director of Digital Strategy and Outreach, NORC at the University of Chicago
  • Diana Chao, Founder and Executive Director of Letters to Strangers, letterstostrangers.org

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Mental Health in Tanzania: A Human Rights Perspective

Mental Health in Tanzania: A Human Rights Perspective

June 7, 2021

This episode explores the state of mental health in Tanzania – including the mental health protections that exist and several priorities for addressing needed change to policy and practice.

Guest: Hilda Tizeba, Assistant Lecturer at the School of Law, University of Dar es Salaam and Founder and CEO of the mental health organization Guided Path.

The Impact of COVID-19 on Veteran Mental Health & Well-being

The Impact of COVID-19 on Veteran Mental Health & Well-being

November 10, 2020

This episode discusses the impact of COVID-19 on providing support and essential services to Veterans and their families, including concerns regarding Veteran mental health and well-being and recommended actions to take.

Guest: Walidah Bennett, Founder and Director of the Multi-faith Veterans Initiative housed at DePaul University Egan Office for Urban Education and Community Partnerships

Survivors of Human Trafficking in the U.S.

Survivors of Human Trafficking in the U.S.

October 15, 2020

This episode discusses human trafficking in the US; the relationship between trafficking, immigration, and policy; addressing societal stigma; and recommended actions for policy and providers.

Guest: Michelle Angelo-Rocha, Together for Action 2020 Student Abstract Award Winner

Latinx Mental Health Stigma and Discrimination in the U.S.

Latinx Mental Health Stigma and Discrimination in the U.S.

October 14, 2020

This episode, recorded during Coming Together for Action 2020, discusses the importance of cultural competency and the experience and perception of mental health in Latinx culture. Podcast guest Annahir Cariello, 2020 Vera Paster Award Winner, suggests ways that mental health professionals can address mental health stigma and support minority communities by providing culturally competent services.

Integrated Interventions, Implementation Science, and Promoting Mental Health among Vulnerable Children & Families

Integrated Interventions, Implementation Science, and Promoting Mental Health among Vulnerable Children & Families

October 14, 2020

This episode, recorded during Coming Together for Action 2020, discusses how to become a successful mental health researcher, the importance of cultural humility in working with children, youth and families in vulnerable situations, delivering large-scale evidence-based interventions, and recommendations for bridging the gap between research and practice.

Guest: Theresa Betancourt, 2020 Blanche F. Ittleson Award winner

Adversity and Resilience in Children and Families

Adversity and Resilience in Children and Families

October 14, 2020

This episode, recorded during Coming Together for Action 2020, explores the impact of adversity on children's health and well-being in the context of COVID-19 as well as, more generally, the role of governments and health systems in addressing this impact and the importance of long-term engagement with systems of support for families experiencing major life stressors.

Guest: Irwin Sandler, 2019 Blanche F. Ittleson Award winner

Advocating for Children’s Mental Health Care Policy

Advocating for Children’s Mental Health Care Policy

October 14, 2020

In this episode, recorded during Coming Together for Action 2020, Sally Raphel discusses her experiences and approach to policy change, along with her current efforts focused on advocating for children’s mental health.

Guest: Sally Raphel, current Policy Chair and Consultant at the International Society for Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurses

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