MENTAL HEALTH SUMMIT MENTAL HEALTH SUMMIT

The 320 Festival’s Mental Health Summit will feature a curated lineup of panels and round tables from advocates across the mental health community. The summit is free, open to the public, and offers thought provoking topics for guests to access their own emotional well-being and stay in tune with their community. Check out all our speakers and topics below.

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
Panelist
Matt Butler
Artist and Criminal Justice Advocate
Panelist
Larry Williams
Pre-Law Student at Columbia and St. Francis University
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
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
Maddy Reinhart
Program Manager of Population Health of Mental Health America
Panelist
Yves Mathieu East
Artist, Activist, Influencer
Mental Health in the Education System
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
Senior Director of Psychological & Social Services at Mastery Charter Schools; Independent Educational Consultant: Behavioral Health & Trauma-Informed Systems, Interventions, & Practices
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
Mental Health In The Workplace
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
Prevention Resources: Know the 5 Signs
Learn the 5 Signs of Emotional Suffering are and what we can do to help once they are identified. We will discuss resources for those in need, and those attempting to help.
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.”
Social Media: The Age of Anxiety
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
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
Activism in your own communities (schools, city, country)
Hosted by
Benjamin Simons
Founder of Ninety3
Entertainment Industry and Mental Health
Hosted by
Erica Krusen, MFT
Senior Director of MusiCares
Hosted by
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
How to Start the Conversation and Check In
Hosted by
Hunter Moreno
Co-Founder & Creative Director of MSYFAO
Hosted by
Jordan Worona
CEO of We Are Verified, General Manager of MSYFAO
Living with Addiction
Hosted by
Ashlee Petersen, CADC-I
Drug and Alcohol Counselor, Case Manager of The Moment Health
Hosted by
Adi Jaffe, PhD
Founder and CEO of IGNTD
Mental Health Podcast + Book Club hosted by Anna Shinoda
Join us for a chance to discuss what books + podcasts have been pivotal in your mental health journey. Meet with authors, podcasters, and more to talk about what books should be on your list.

Featuring
Maurice Benard
Emmy® Award-winning Actor

Glenna Anderson, DSW, LCSW
Mental Health Therapist, Speaker and Author
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.
Hosted by
Constance Scharff, PhD
VP of Business Development of Rock To Recovery
Hosted by
Wesley Geer
Founder of Rock To Recovery
Founding Member of Hed PE
Touring Member of Korn

Non-Pharmaceutical Methods of Treatment
Hosted by
Ronia Fraser
Rock ‘n’ Roll Coach Roni ®
Hosted by
Benjamin Rolnik
Director of Stanford Healthcare Innovation Lab
Nutrition and Mental Health
Hosted by
Rynda Laurel
Founder of VRYeverday
Hosted by
Maribeth Savoie
Sales and Marketing Manager of Active Minds; Graduate Student at the Maryland University of Integrative Health
Resources for Parents
Hosted by
Jason Docton
CEO of Rise Above The Disorder
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.
Hosted by
Joel Rivas
CEO and Founder of Saint City Culinary Foundation
Taking Action
A round table about taking action to break the silence around mental health in your community.
Hosted by
Jonny Boucher
Founder + CEO of Hope for the Day and Sip of Hope
Women’s Mental Health
Hosted by
Ronia Fraser
Rock ‘n’ Roll Coach Roni ®
Youth Of America: What resources can a community provide to young people to grow up healthy?
Hosted by
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
Full schedule will be released closer to the festival.
Have questions? Check out our FAQ page for all the info!

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