Coping with COVID: Mental health and young adults, a conversation with U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy and Common Sense Founder and CEO Jim Steyer

Thursday, April 8 at 2:00pm to 3:00pm

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March 2021 marks the one-year anniversary of the start of the coronavirus pandemic. Illness, distance learning, and social isolation have turned our lives upside down. Depression rates are up among teens and young adults. How have young people fared after a year of lockdowns, remote schooling, and the disruption of social norms?


Join Dean Willow Bay, U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy, and Common Sense CEO Jim Steyer for a conversation on how young people use digital devices and media to manage their mental health. The discussion will also cover a groundbreaking new research report on the mental health of today’s young adults.

Additional participants include Associate Vice Provost for Student Health Dr. Sarah Van Orman and student moderator Josie Bullen.

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Lecture / Talk / Workshop, Event Highlights, Health and Community Well-Being


Students, Alumni, Faculty/Staff






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