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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.

School Reopening and Mental Health:
A Youth Panel

September 2021

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

"Not in Isolation:" A Youth Panel on Intersectionality and Mental Health

September 2021

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.

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 YouTubeFacebook 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