MTV Solidifies Mental Health Youth Action Forum Plans Including May Event At The White House

By Cathy Applefeld Olson
Mar 3, 2022 10:00 AM ET

The day after President Biden underscored the country’s unprecedented mental health crisis during his State of the Union address, MTV Entertainment Group is solidifying plans for its inaugural Mental Health Youth Action Forum, in coordination with the Biden-Harris administration.

The Forum will take place in D.C. in May and will feature an initial cohort of 30 young creators and mental health activists presenting their ideas at a White House event to an audience of media and technology professionals, government officials and nonprofit executives to help inform future creative public health campaigns related to mental health.

“Young people are going through a mental health crisis. We are in a position, given our platform, to have a significant impact on the mental health journeys of millions of Americans by uplifting youth voices who can understand the unique challenges their peers face, and reach them in a way that actually meets them where they are—on digital platforms,” says Vaughan Bagley, senior manager of social impact for MTV Entertainment Group.

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