Presentation & Panel Discussion

October 2022 - Date TBA soon!

7:00 PM

Virtual via Zoom - registration required



“Supporting the mental health of children and youth will require a whole-of-society effort."  

—Surgeon General Vivek H. Murthy



This past March, parents, students, educators, health care professionals, community leaders, and concerned citizens across the country came together to take part in a virtual conversation to address the mental health emergency among our youth. This event was a galvanizing moment for our movement to collectively envision new paths forward for healthy schools, healthy childhood, and a healthy society.


Join the Mercer Island Community as we discuss the state of MI youth.  A video recording of the presentation will be followed by a panel discussion with local experts including school counselors, students and parents.


Featured speakers: 

Moderator, Deborah Roberts is a multiple award-winning ABC News journalist and 20/20 correspondent and former talk show host who has traveled the country and the world for her eye-opening reports on 20/20 and World News Tonight. She has also served as an anchor on World News Tonight Weekend and Good Morning America.




Dr. Lisa Damour is a youth psychologist recognized and the author of two New York Times best selling books, Untangled: Guiding Teenage Girls Through the Seven Transitions into Adulthood and Under Pressure: Confronting the Epidemic of Stress and Anxiety in Girls. She writes about teenagers for the New York Times, co-hosts the Ask Lisa podcast, and appears as a regular contributor to CBS News.





Julie Lythcott-Haims is a former Stanford dean, speaker, and the New York Times bestselling author of How to Raise an Adult which gave rise to a popular TED Talk. She’s also the author of Your Turn: How to Be an Adult and serves on the boards of Common Sense Media, Black Women’s Health Imperative, Narrative Magazine, and on the Board of Trustees at California College of the Arts.




Rick Weissbourd is a Senior Lecturer at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. His work focuses on vulnerability and resilience in childhood, moral development, and effective schools and services for children. He directs the Human Development and Psychology Program and the Making Caring Common Project, a national effort to promote emotional and social capacities in children. His most recent book is The Parents We Mean to Be: How Well-Intentioned Adults Undermine Children’s Moral and Emotional Development.




Meghna Singh is a Community and Global Public Health student at the University of Michigan, with minors in Spanish and Education. Her passion for mental health advocacy and suicide prevention efforts was sparked after her high school community faced two youth suicide clusters. She currently works as a Student Associate Study Coordinator at the Healthy Minds Network, surveying high school student mental health, well-being, and service utilization nationwide.




Presented in partnership with Mercer Island Youth and Services and MI Parent Edge.


This program is offered virtually.  Registration is required to receive a Zoom link.