Hosts Kelly Osbourne, Laurie Hernandez, Jordin Sparks, and Jennie Mai Join One Mind, Mental Health Experts, Scientists, and Advocates for 3-Day Livestream Event – “STRONGER THAN YOU THINK”– to Support Teen Mental Health
Taraji P. Henson, Kesha, Howie Mandel, Carli Lloyd, Jameela Jamil, Adam Lambert, Yara Shahidi, Emma Chamberlain, Grace VanderWaal, Sharon Osbourne, and Brandon Marshall Join Brain Health Experts, Advocates with the message: “You Are Not Alone”
May 27-29 Livestream Event Presented by Leading National Mental Health Non-Profits, One Mind and National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)
RUTHERFORD, CA – May 22, 2020 – National mental health nonprofit One Mind announced today that it has partnered with the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) to present, Stronger Than You Think, a three-day, livestream event and launch of a national initiative to drive support for the mental health and wellness of America’s teens. Spotlighting the latest advances in brain science, therapies and mental health tools and resources, the event will be headlined by celebrity hosts Kelly Osbourne, Laurie Hernandez, Jordin Sparks, and Jennie Mai and run Wednesday, May 27, through Friday, May 29, from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. ET daily and feature conversations with mental health experts, scientists, entertainment celebrities, musicians, and sports figures discussing their personal experiences with depression, anxiety, and serious mental illness.
“Stronger than You Think” will be distributed across multiple digital platforms including YouTube, Facebook, Twitch, and TikTok, including on One Mind’s Facebook page. Joining the conversation will be Taraji P. Henson, Kesha, Howie Mandel, Carli Lloyd, Jameela Jamil, Adam Lambert, Yara Shahidi, Emma Chamberlain, Grace VanderWaal, Sharon Osbourne, and Brandon Marshall.
Brandon Staglin, president of One Mind, will discuss his personal experience of being diagnosed with schizophrenia as a teenager. His recovery – his family’s support and the brain science that helped him thrive – drives One Mind’s mission and its dedication to raising awareness, supporting research, and championing early intervention methods for mental and brain health.
“One Mind is proud to be able to help bring Stronger Than You Think to audiences worldwide and shed light on the important issues of brain health and the latest science,” Staglin said. “We need community now more than ever. Our message to young people is that you are not alone. We are united and of one mind to tackle these challenges and help everyone live their best lives.”
Joining Staglin and neuroscientists on the show are over 40 celebrities, musicians, and sports figures, including Adam Lambert, Alesso and Liam Payne, Alisha Marie, Becky G, Brandon Marshall, Bill Walton, Carli Lloyd, Carly Pearce, Charli D’Amelio, Chase Stokes, CNCO, Dove Cameron, Elohim, Emily Kinney, Emma Chamberlain, G. Herbo, Grace VanderWaal, Haley Kiyoko, Howie Mandel, Hunter Hayes, Jack Gilinsky, Jameela Jamil, K Camp, Karina Smirnoff, Kate Nash, Kesha, Kevin Love, Lauren Jauregui, Lauv, Lexi Underwood, Lil Yachty, Lindsay Ell, Lydia Night, Machine Gun Kelly, Madison Bailey, Madison Beer, Margaret Cho, Maurice Benard, Mayim Bialik, Noah Cyrus, Pat Monahan, Prince Royce, Quinn XCII, Rainn Wilson, Remi Ashten, Ross Szabo, Sharon Osbourne, Tammin Sursok, Taraji P. Henson, Tyler Glenn, Yara Shahidi, and Zhavia.
The three-day event will also feature leading brain health and neuroscientists discussing recent mental health research advances and promising developments on the horizon. Expected to join the livestream will be:
- Josh Gordon is the current Director of the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), the lead federal agency for research on mental disorders. He oversees an extensive research portfolio of basic and clinical research that seeks to transform the understanding and treatment of mental illnesses, paving the way for prevention, recovery, and cure. In 2010 year, Gordon received an early career award from One Mind to support his scientific research into studying the electrical patterns of activity that linked brain regions in functional circuits and the specific genetic mutations relevant to schizophrenia and anxiety affected behavior.
- Tom Insel, a former NIMH director, is the co-founder of NEST Health. Insel, a professor of psychiatry, was the founding director of the Center for Behavioral Neuroscience at Emory University in Atlanta.
- Steve Hyman, another former NIMH director, currently leads the Stanley Center for Psychiatric Research of the Broad Institute of Harvard and MIT, directing the Center focuses on schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, autism spectrum disorders (ASDs), and frequently co-occurring neurodevelopmental disorders, including attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Hyman is a member of One Mind’s Scientific Advisory Board.
- Chantel Garrett is the founder of Strong365, a One Mind program that connects youth to care for early psychosis by reaching them where they are: online. Combining search-engine ads with online screening, peer chat and educational media, the Strong365 campaign is developing and applying innovative techniques to help more youth with early Serious Psychiatric Illness access lifesaving care early, when it matters most.
- Kafui Dzirasa is a Duke University professor of Neurobiology, where he studies how neuropsychiatric risk genes interact with environmental stress to modify neural circuits that underlie normal emotional and cognitive function. Dzirasa received an early career award from One Mind in 2013.
- Michelle Craske Is a UCLA Professor of Psychology, Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences, where she researches risk factors for anxiety and depression among children and adolescents. Craske is also the Associate Director of UCLA’s Staglin Family Music Center for Behavioral and Brain Health.
There will be an opportunity for students and/or their families to pose questions to the talent and the experts by sending questions in advance to email@example.com.
The Stronger Than You Think initiative was developed by the creators of the Teen Choice Awards.
Additional partners and sponsors include the Crisis Text Line, Matthew Silverman Memorial Foundation, Paradigm Treatment, Resolutions Teen Center and Resolutions Therapeutic Services, and BNI Treatment Centers, with digital support from Rooster Teeth.
About One Mind:
Launched in 1995 by Shari and Garen Staglin as their means to “run toward the problem” of their son’s schizophrenia diagnosis, One Mind is today a leading mental health non-profit that heals lives by direct support for neuropsychiatric brain research. By convening the brightest minds in brain science and advocacy around a collective vision of “Healthy Brains for All”, One Mind is advancing a three-pronged program strategy of accelerating discoveries, improving services and transforming culture. Through such achievements as enrolling over 10,000 patients in innovative clinical studies and the One Mind at Work initiative that has brought supportive workplace mental health practices to over 5.3 million employees, One Mind is creating a world where all facing brain health challenges can build healthy, productive lives. Brandon Staglin, whose own experiences triggered the creation of the non-profit, now serves as its President, exemplifying the change One Mind seeks in its disruptive research and workplace initiatives. onemind.org | facebook.com/OneMindOrg | Instagram.com/OneMindOrg | Twitter.com/OneMindOrg
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