Think About Policy Podcast

[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.


  • Host, Gita Jaffe, PhD, Senior Policy and Global Affairs Advisor at Global Alliance for Behavioral Health and Social Justice,
  • 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,

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