America’s Youth: A Generation Under Siege PRESENTED BY EVERFI
America’s youth were already under tremendous strain from the addiction/overdose crisis – the leading cause of death for people under 30. Now the COVID-19 pandemic is causing widespread depression, anxiety, isolation, and loss of community. Please join us to gain a better understanding of what life is like today for America’s youth and how we can help make it better.
Moderated by
Jim Hood
CEO of Generation S.O.S
Panelist
Michelle Saari PhD
Executive Board of Directors Member of Heart Support, Mental Health Advisor Heartsupport, and Director of Psychological Services in the Minnesota Department of Corrections
Panelist
Justin Furstenfeld
Lead Singer of Blue October
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Jennifer Gimenez
Model, Actress, TV Personality, Addiction Specialist & Speaker
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Luke Kornblatt
Young Adult in Recovery, Generation S.O.S.
Being an activist and a creative: How to Channel Both of Your Passions to Impact Your Community PRESENTED BY ERNIE BALL
Moderated by
Benjamin Simons
Founder of Ninety3
Panelist
Ashley Osborn
Creative Director + Photographer
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grandson
artist
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Maurice Benard
Emmy® Award winning Actor
Panelist
Shaney Jo Darden
Founder of The Keep A Breast Founation
Coping and Thriving After Trauma
2020 has brought changes that most of us never imagined. While society is isolated at home experiencing uncertainty and moral fatigue, workers on the front lines are experiencing something completely different. Exponentially increased workloads, limited resources, and isolation from loved ones present new challenges every day. Soldiers, first responders, doctors, nurses, grocery store workers, parents, and everyday people are all experiencing trauma. Tune in to find out what resources are available and what to expect when coming out on the other side.
Moderated by
Mike Diamond
Interventionist, Author, Motivational Speaker.
Panelist
BRANDON MILLS
Singer/Songwriter. Freedom Fighter for Liberty and Love
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Kevin Hines
Suicide Prevention/Mental Health Champion, Award-Winning Filmmaker
Panelist
Teresa Banko
Executive Director of the UCLA/VA Veteran Family Wellness Center
Panelist
Andrea Pleune
PA-C, MS
Criminalizing Mental Illness: America’s Shame
Mental illness is often stigmatized by society. Join Jason Flom, CEO of Lava Records and criminal justice advocate, for a conversation about the effect this has on our criminal justice system
Moderated by
Jason Flom
Founder & CEO of Lava Media, host of the hit podcast series, “Wrongful Convictions with Jason Flom”
Panelist
Justin Brooks
Director of the California Innocence Project
Panelist
Tara Conner
MISS USA 2006
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Matt Butler
Artist and Creator of the Just One Foundation
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Larry Williams
Pre-Law Student at Columbia and St. Francis University
Panelist
Paul N. Samuels
Director and President of the Legal Action Center
Cultural Perspectives on Mental Health
Discussions on disparities in mental health. Including but not limited to socioeconomic obstacles in receiving access to care and treatment, cultural stigma, etc.
Moderated by
Glenna Anderson, DSW, LCSW
Mental Health Therapist, Speaker and Author
Panelist
Mark Hedstrom
Movember Executive Director
Panelist
Patrick J. Kennedy
Former U.S. Representative, Founder of The Kennedy Forum, Co-Chair of Mental Health for US
Panelist
Kristina Wong
Kristina Wong, Performance Artist and Comedian “Wong Flew over the Cuckoo’s Nest”
Entertainment Industry and Mental Health PRESENTED BY FENDER PLAY
It’s no secret that the entertainment industry can be incredibly taxing on an individual’s mental health at any age. Being on the road, under high pressure circumstances for weeks at a time can be challenging for artists and their teams. It’s easy to forget that playing an instrument should be healing, offering tremendous benefits to our overall well-being. The panel will touch on the neurological advantages of playing a musical instrument and discuss how a musician can enhance their mental health using awareness training and meditation. The panel will also provide viewers with resources to use at home, including mindfulness education, self-care tips, music therapy and reminders for how to actively tap into the cognitive benefits that already exist in the musical brain.
Panelist
Erica Krusen, MFT
Senior Director of MusiCares
Panelist
Richard “Wolfie” Wolf
Author of “Tune In: Music as the Bridge to Mindfulness”, Emmy Award-winning Composer, Multi Platinum Selling Producer, CEO of Producers Lab, Inc., USC Adjunct Professor
Panelist
Mary Keenan
Director, Product – Fender Digital
Hope for the Day’s Things We Don’t Say
The Things We Don’t Say workshop is a program designed to teach individuals how to understand self-care and be supportive to proactive mental health care for others. We press the discussion about stigma, its impact on individuals and communities, and teach practical skills for early recognition of mental health challenges that often go unaddressed due to the silence of stigma, building to a crisis stage. Through Peer-to-peer Proactive Prevention, we can disrupt the highest risk factors before the crisis stage.
Panelist
Jonny Boucher
Founder + CEO of Hope for the Day and Sip of Hope
How to Start the Conversation and Check In
It can be difficult to talk with friends about how they’re doing and their mental health needs. MSYFAO will discuss how to be there for the people we care about and how to start conversations that can seem intimidating. MSYFAO will also discuss how they have used their platform to develop a positive online presence by using influencers to assist with destigmatizing mental health and pushing MSYFAO’s message forward.
Panelist
Hunter Moreno
Co-Founder & Creative Director of MSYFAO
Panelist
Jordan Worona
CEO of We Are Verified, General Manager of MSYFAO
Panelist
Adena Worona, LMSW
Director of Partnerships of MSYFAO
LGBTQ+
A discussion regarding the unique & specific pressures faced by members for the LGBTQ+ community.
Moderated by
Torri Shack
Founder & Executive Director of Tangible Movement
Panelist
Juan Acosta
Mental Health & LGBTQ+ Advocate & National Speaker
Panelist
Yves Mathieu East
Artist, Activist, Influencer
Panelist
Rachel Slawson
Miss Utah USA
Living with Addiction PRESENTED BY CLEAN CAUSE
Moderated by
Ryan Hampton
Founder of the Voices Project, addiction recovery advocate
Panelist
Ashlee Petersen, CADC-I
Drug and Alcohol Counselor, Case Manager of The Moment Health
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Adi Jaffe, PhD
Founder and CEO of IGNTD
Panelist
Greg Williams
Filmmaker, The Anonymous People and Generation Found
Panelist
Tiffany Jenkins
Juggling The Jenkins, Speaker, Author and Comedian
Mental Health in the Education System PRESENTED BY EVERFI
We are going to be tackling issues of stress, depression, the influence of a pandemic, and how our educational system can not only support but truly contribute to the improved mental health of students. Our amazingly talented panelists will be providing statistics surrounding and analyzing how mental health improves or hinders students’ success. Opening up the discussion surrounding how schools can to better and what students need from their administrators. This panel hopes to educate, equip, and elaborate on this next generation’s mental health, from the voices who have studied and the voices who are living in it.
Moderated by
Cyn Gomez
Senior at Sierra Vista High School
Panelist
Erin McClintock
Senior Director, Impact & Education at EverFi
Panelist
Karen Salama McCain, MSW, LSW
Sr. Director of Psychological & Social Services at Mastery Charter Schools; Founder at Salama-McCain Educational Consulting
Panelist
Marlene Bicondova
Director of Positive Youth Development of the San Bernardino City Unified School District; CEO of Bicondova and Associates LLC, Restorative Solutions for Bullying
Panelist
Josh MacNeill M.Ed.
Director of NeuroLogic Initiative
Mental Health In The Workplace PRESENTED BY CHIPOTLE
Find out why companies are now making mental health a priority in the workplace and practices all companies should start implementing.
Moderated by
LJ Malberg
President of Compassionate Muse
Panelist
Christmas Bacos
Sr. Director of Workplace Mental Health at Hope For The Day
Panelist
Marissa Andrada
Chief People Officer of Chipotle Mexican Grill
Panelist
James Kinney
VP People of Advertising Agency & Co-Founder of Disrupt HR LA
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Wes Hurt
Founder of CLEAN Cause Inc.
Music’s Effects on Mental Health and Addiction
Music can help us process difficult emotions and feel better, even in trying times. More than that, there are physiological and psychological benefits to listening to and playing music or singing. In this session we’ll discuss how anyone can apply the healing power of music to their lives.
Panelist
Constance Scharff, PhD
VP of Business Development of Rock To Recovery
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Wesley Geer
Founder of Rock To Recovery
Founding Member of Hed PE
Touring Member of Korn

How to Conquer Mental Health Challenges using a Holistic Approach 
Find out more about how you can utilise non-pharmaceutical treatment methods to both manage and prevent mental health episodes and build resilience, explore different modalities available and experience a taster of Havening Techniques® & IBSR for yourself.
Panelist
Ronia Fraser
Rock ‘n’ Roll Coach Roni ®
Panelist
Benjamin Rolnik
Director of Stanford Healthcare Innovation Lab
Nutrition and Mental Health
Did you know that balancing mood through food and lifestyle can be life changing for your mental health? We will share personal stories, practical wisdom and drop some science about nutrition and physiology along the way.
Panelist
Rynda Laurel
Founder of VRYeverday
Panelist
Maribeth Savoie
Sales and Marketing Manager of Active Minds; Graduate Student at the Maryland University of Integrative Health
Prevention Resources: Know the 5 Signs PRESENTED BY EVERFI
“The Five Signs of Emotional Suffering” is a model for learning about your emotional well being and that of others. The goal is to focus on our mental health as much as we do our physical health. By learning the signs, we can become aware of our own feelings, other people’s, change the culture of mental health, and remove barriers to care for all those in need. Panelists will share their personal journeys to help others through leading mental health advocacy, mentorship of others, building a new system of care, and creating a hit TV series that educates the public about suicide and mental health.
Moderated by
Randy Phelps, PhD
CEO of Give an Hour and The Campaign to Change Direction
Panelist
Jason Docton
CEO of Rise Above The Disorder
Panelist
Mike Lardi
Online Coach & Bipolar Strategist
Panelist
DJ Nash
Creator and Executive Producer of “a million little things.”
Panelist
Erin Raftery Ryan
Executive Director NAMI, Westside LA
Resources for Parents
It is extremely important to acknowledge that we’re all being pushed past our normal limits during this pandemic. Kids feel exhausted by having to manage so many new and strange challenges, emotionally, socially and academically. Meanwhile, parents are trying to sustain stability by working across remote, less conventional mediums. How can we support our families right now? How should we find balance and peace when everything feels like it’s in chaos? This panel will give parents tips on how to most effectively care for their children and provide them with a safe space to honor and articulate their feelings through all of this.
Moderated by
Greg Attonito + Shanti Wintergate
Bouncing Souls + Play Date
Panelist
Jason Docton
CEO of Rise Above The Disorder
Panelist
Diana Cusumano
Director of JED Campus & Wellness Initiatives
Panelist
Crystal Navarro
Director of Care of Rise Above The Disorder
Panelist
Rebecca Reed
Program Director of Learn Kind
Shifting: Human Sustainability in the Food & Beverage Community
We’ll be discussing the growing trend of workers and owners beginning to focus on the mental health and wellness of their community with as much zeal as they do with food sustainability. We will talk about programs that are working and the post-shift wellness movement.
Panelist
Joel Rivas
CEO and Founder of Saint City Culinary Foundation
Panelist
Kat Kinsman
Food & Wine Magazine / Sr. Editor
Panelist
Philip Speer
Comedor/ Pastry Chef/ Owner
Social Media: The Age of Anxiety PRESENTED BY SELF CARE STATION
The 21st century is the age of social media and, as a result, anxiety is at an all time high. Together we will discuss mental health in the world we live in, the pros and cons of social media, how it affects us and healthy ways to use the platforms.
Moderated by
Paul Zak PHD
Scientist, Prolific Author & Speaker
Panelist
Jamie Tworkwski
Founder of TWLOHA
Panelist
Larissa May
Founder & Executive Director of #HalfTheStory
Panelist
Gabe Escobar
Tik Tok Influencer & Mental Health Advocate
Panelist
Sasha Aronzon
Chief Brand Officer & Co-Founder of Self-Care Is For Everyone
Panelist
Liz Beecroft
Influencer and Licensed Social Worker & Therapist
Stress and Adaptation
We are a suffer culture, and paradoxically have a very poor understanding of stress. We believe stress to be bad, yet stress is the only reason we wake up in the morning. We are also the only species that uses stress to purposefully create adaptations, and yet forget this secondary process time and time again, adaptation. Let’s explore why we can’t seem to use both stress and adaption as a congruent idea.
Panelist
Brian Mackenzie
Founder & CEO at Power Speed Endurance
Co-Founder & Creative Director for MyState, LLC
President & Co-Founder Health and Human Performance Foundation

The Effects of Mass Shootings on the Mental Health of America
There is one mass shooting a day in America, more than any other country. The ripple effect of these traumas extend beyond survivors to families, communities, and our culture. School children practice Active Shooter Drills and armed security officers guard events and religious gatherings, leading to hypervigilance, fear, anxiety, and secondary trauma. Survivors share the tools and resources that led them to freedom and hope, experts discuss ways to support communities most affected by these tragedies, and experts share how to live life free from fear.
Moderated by
Laura Hutfless
CO-Founder of FlyteVu
Panelist
Miles Adcox
CEO Onsite & Advisor, The Onsite Foundation
Panelist
Crystal Woodman Miller
Survivor, Columbine
Panelist
Abigail Hurst
Deputy Director of Survivor Advocacy, Everytown
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Pastor Brenda Mitchell
Everytown For Gun Safety Network, Senior Fellow
The Psyche of Sports: Lessons Learned On and Off the Court
From an early age we start to develop confidence and emotional resilience, deal with failure, manage expectations, and cope with high pressure situations through sports. Join us in discovering how to apply what we learned as kids to our lives now
Moderated by
Bob Fitzgerald
Television Play by Play Broadcaster of the Golden State Warriors
Panelist
Mia St. John
5X World Boxing Champion & Public Speaker on Mental Health Awareness, Addiction and Mental Illness
Panelist
Brian Mackenzie
Founder & CEO at Power Speed Endurance
Co-Founder & Creative Director for MyState, LLC
President & Co-Founder Health and Human Performance Foundation

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AUDREY GRUNST, LCSW
President & Owner of Simply Bee
Panelist
Brandon Steiner
CEO & Founder of The Steiner Agency & CollectibleXchange (sports marketing & memorabilia guru)
Women’s Mental Health - The link between abuse, trauma and mental health explained
A conversation about how experiencing abuse causes mental health challenges for the survivor. Abuse isn’t always obvious. Find out how you know that you’re being abused, what it means for your mental health and learn about how you can actually fully recover from this.
Panelist
Ronia Fraser
Rock ‘n’ Roll Coach Roni ®
Panelist
Torri Shack
Founder & Executive Director of Tangible Movement
Panelist
Sara Benincasa
comedian