keynote address by Ross Szabo, Youth Outreach Director, National Mental Health Awareness Campaign
Monday, February 9, 2009 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Ross is the Director of Youth Outreach for National Mental Health Awareness Campaign and began speaking about mental health at age 17. In the last 6 years he has spoken to well over half a million
young people in high schools and colleges about mental health issues. He has been featured in Parade and Seventeen magazines, appeared on CNN, MTV and CBS and had his presentation turned into a
television program for PBS. This program focuses on how the societal stereotypes can lead to increased loneliness, isolation, lecture and suicide. Szabo uses tasteful humor and insights to help
participants understand common mental health conditions and individual differences, warning signs to look for in friends and peers, and resources that can provide guidance in these sensitive
situations. http://www.nostigma.org/; Ross speaks with young adults at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pn1GwgtPDfc.