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Protecting young Ohioans: Strategies to improve mental health for children and adolescents

Online event

Tuesday, August 2, 2022
11 a.m.-1 p.m. ET

Every young Ohioan deserves the opportunity for good mental health. Children and adolescents who are mentally healthy reach developmental and emotional milestones, and learn healthy social and coping skills.

Recent trends show that children and adolescents are experiencing increasingly poor mental health outcomes, including depression and death by suicide. These trends demand action from both public and private partners to protect Ohio’s children and young adults. This forum will explore research, best practices and policy options on the state of youth mental health in Ohio and highlight potential solutions for this impending crisis.

Speakers include:

  • Kelly Blankenship, DO, Associate Chief Medical Officer and Division Chief of Psychiatry, Dayton Children’s Hospital
  • Tony Coder, Executive Director, Ohio Suicide Prevention Foundation
  • Caren Howard, Director of Policy and Advocacy, Mental Health America
  • Sherry Shamblin, Chief Strategy Officer, Hopewell Health Centers
  • Marisa Weisel, Deputy Director of Strategic Initiatives, Ohio Department of Medicaid

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This online forum was provided at no cost to participants, thanks to the generous support of our 2022 Educational Events Series Sponsors. 

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