4th Annual Native Youth School and Community Wellness Conference
March 9-10, 2023
Each year, the annual Native American Youth Mental Health Conference brings together leaders, educators, mental health practitioners, researchers, Native American youth, and other stakeholders in fields related to Native American mental health to share culturally relevant and science-based strategies to improve the mental health and wellness of Native American youth and families. Join us this year to learn about up-to-date research and best practices - and discover ways to empower Native American youth and families to thrive during difficult times.
"Not in Isolation:" A Youth Panel on Intersectionality and Mental Health
September is Suicide Prevention Month, which includes National Suicide Prevention Week (September 5-11, 2021) and World Suicide Prevention Day (Friday, September 10).
To help raise suicide prevention awareness, our youth advisory groups (YAGs) at Stanford's Center for Youth Mental Health and Wellbeing hosted a virtual event in conjunction with San Mateo County’s Office of Diversity and Equity. This virtual panel features youth speakers (ages 16-24) who shared lived experiences and stories pertaining to how their multiple identities – with regards to race/ethnicity, sexual identity, gender, socioeconomic status, religion, and ability – influence and impact their mental health. The panel was followed by a live Q&A.
School Reopening and Mental Health:
A Youth Panel
This virtual panel was co-hosted by members of the Southern San Mateo County youth advisory group (YAG) from Stanford Psychiatry’s Center for Youth Mental Health and Wellbeing in partnership San Mateo Union High School District. Students living in San Mateo County discussed their experiences returning to school amidst a global pandemic and how it has impacted their mental health. They also shared district and County mental health resources put together by the YAG and talked about ways to support youth like themselves during this time. The free panel was followed by a live Q&A.
Advancing Early Psychosis Care in the United States: The Complexities of Real-World Care
October 2, 2019, New York City
The 2nd National Conference on Advancing Early Psychosis Care in the United States: The Complexities of Real-World Care, was held in New York City in advance of the IEPA Conference. PEPPNET, in partnership with the APA, the NIMH, SAMHSA, and the SMI Adviser, brought together mental health clinicians, policymakers, and those with lived experienced in recovery for a day of speakers, workshops, and panel presentations focused on the care and treatment of individuals who are either at clinical high risk for psychosis, or in the early stages, or first episode of psychosis.
2018 Pre-Conference on Media and Youth Suicide
April 26, 2018
Advancing Early Psychosis Care in the US: Innovations from the Field
October 7, 2018
This event was held in connection to the 2018 IEPA Conference in Boston on October 7, 2018. PEPPNET was excited to partner with NIMH, SAMHSA, and the IEPA Local Program Team on creating this inaugural gathering of early psychosis programs from across the US, which drew over 300 attendees and featured many of the nation's leading voices in the area of clinical high risk and first episode psychosis.
2016 Adolescent Mental Wellness Conference: Breaking Down Stigma, Building Support for Youth Mental Health
August 5 - 6, 2016
Unpacking the College Application Process: Navigating Mental Health as First-Gen Students
Applying to college can be a stressful and daunting time, especially for students who are the first in their family to go to college. This virtual workshop featured a space for youth and community members to talk openly about ways to take care of their mental health during the college application process, as well as learn about basic strategies and resources. The youth panel at the end features a Q&A with members of Southern San Mateo County’s youth advisory group. While the content was geared towards first-generation college-bound students, the event was open to all youth and community members.
3rd Annual Native Youth School and Community Wellness Conference
November 17-19, 2021
Each year, the annual Native American Youth Mental Health Conference brings together leaders, educators, mental health practitioners, researchers, Native American youth, and other stakeholders in fields related to Native American mental health to share up-to-date research and best practices on youth mental health & wellness. This year’s virtual conference will provide innovative insights, research and practices on Native American Youth School and Community Mental Health.
Generation change: How today's youth are reimagining mental health
January - March 2021
In partnership with Made of Millions, this livestream series will explore how to better support our young people as they transition into adulthood and realize their full potential. Tune into each livestream at 4 p.m. PST (7 p.m. EST) through YouTube, Facebook or their website.
- Early intervention strategies in youth mental health, Jan. 21.
- Asian American youth mental health, Feb. 4.
- Native American youth mental health, Feb. 18.
- Media and mental health, March 4.
- Mental health, school and work, March 18.
2nd Annual Native Youth Mental Health and Wellness Conference
September 15-18, 2020
A native youth-led and locally-driven gathering in collaboration with multiple agencies in California - including the following topics: positive youth development, identity development, culture based youth programming, and stress management.
2018 Adolescent Mental Wellness Conference: Overcoming Cultural Barriers to Access
April 27 - 28, 2018
Stanford Mental Health Innovation Challenge: Empowering youth to shape the future of mental health
June 24 - 26, 2017