Latinx youth in the US face unique barriers to mental health care including cultural stigma, language barrier, and perception around privacy. This leaves conditions like depression and anxiety untreated and with the potential to worsen.
On July 13, the Aspen Institute’s Health Innovators Fellowship is brought together leaders working in Latinx communities to share the latest research and strategies to engage young people.
Dr. Carolina Haussman-Stabil is the Assistant Professor of Social Work and Social Research at Bryn Mawr College. She has more than a decade of experience working to improve Latinos health and mental health across the United States and Latin America, with a focus on reducing suicidal behaviors among adolescent girls. Hausmann-Stabile is an expert in qualitative research methods applied to studying suicidal girls receiving services in health and mental health settings in the United States.
Dr. Kiara Alvarez is an Bloomberg Assistant Professor of American Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Her research and clinical work focuses on improving adolescent behavioral health outcomes, with an emphasis on Latino/a and immigrant youth and their families. She has particular interests in the prevention of suicidal behavior and in the integration of behavioral health care across clinical and community settings serving youth. Dr. Alvarez is currently principal investigator of an NIMH-funded career development award, Early Intervention for Suicide Risk among Immigrant Youth, which focuses on family-based strategies to prevent suicide.
Dr Lauren Gulbas is the Associate Professor of Social Work at the University of Texas Austin. She is particularly interested in documenting how distress, broadly defined, becomes articulated across individual, cultural, and institutional levels. Gulbas’ research contributes to theoretical paradigms that explore the complex linkages between macro-level processes, such as culture change, and individual experiences of distress, including depression and attempted suicide.
Moderator: Jorge Alvarez is a Mental Health Advocate, Social Impact Strategist, & Creative Storyteller who was recognized by MTV Entertainment Studios and the Biden-Harris Administration to participate in the inaugural Youth Mental Health Action Forum at The White House for his efforts combating youth mental health crisis by sharing his personal experiences and lessons learned from therapy from a BIPOC-focused lens on social media. Today Jorge’s work has evolved as he has consulted companies like MTV, TikTok, Pinterest, among others on social impact strategy with mental health as a priority and continues to use social media as a tool to amplify the messages he believes young people need to hear.
WHO CAN ATTEND
All dialogues in the Adolescent Mental Health Crisis Series are open to anyone.
SESSIONS IN THE ADOLESCENT MENTAL HEALTH CRISIS DIALOGUE SERIES ARE TAKING PLACE MARCH THROUGH JULY ON THURSDAY AFTERNOONS – SERIES SCHEDULE:
Session 1: A Primer on the Adolescent Mental Health Crisis | April 6, 3:00-4:00PM ET | WATCH THE RECORDING
Session 2: Community Spotlight: Native American Youth | May 11, 2023, 3:00-4:00PM ET | WATCH THE RECORDING
Session 3: Community Spotlight: Black Youth | May 11, 2023, 3:00-4:00PM ET | WATCH THE RECORDING
Session 4: Community Spotlight: LGBTQ+ Youth | June 1, 3:00-4:00PM ET WATCH THE RECORDING
ABOUT THE ASPEN HEALTH INNOVATORS FELLOWSHIP
The Health Innovators Fellowship’s mission is to develop a community of energized, values-driven leaders committed to finding viable solutions to confront U.S. health care’s problems.
The Fellowship offers high-performing professionals a unique experience—the ability to connect with and learn from a diverse group of peers with whom they wouldn’t ordinarily interact while refining their own values and charting a course that empowers them to take action in new ways to improve health and health care in America. Fellows come from a wide variety of industries and sectors, ranging from medicine to venture capital to public health and beyond. Learn More