We are so happy to support Family Action Network (FAN) as they welcome Lisa Damour, Ph.D., author of the books Under Pressure and Untangled. Ms. Damour will be interviewed by Saul Arnow and Margo Cicero, chair and vice-chair, respectively on the Mental Health Working Group of the city of Chicago’s Mayor’s Youth Commission.
The Mayor’s Youth Commission is made up of 25 high school and college students who were nominated by Chicago-based community organizations and represent neighborhoods and schools across the city. This virtual event is free and open to the public. Registration is required. Click HERE to reserve your spot!
This event will be recorded and available later on the FAN website and YouTube channel.
About the Event: On top of the usual struggles of adolescence, young people have spent the last year adjusting to remote learning, disruptions to social lives, minor disappointments, and major losses. While we look towards the light of a post pandemic world, a whole new set of mental health concerns are emerging. How do we even think about approaching these challenges?
New York Times columnist and American Psychological Association thought leader Lisa Damour, Ph.D. brings inspiring, practical advice about obstacles and opportunities for our mental health post-pandemic and skills we can use to foster a resilient rebound. In a youth-centered, youth-moderated conversation, Dr. Damour will outline strategies young people, and those who care for them, can use to support their mental health.
About the Author: Dr. Damour is the author of two New York Times bestselling books, Untangled: Guiding Teenage Girls Through the Seven Transitions into Adulthood and Under Pressure: Confronting the Epidemic of Stress and Anxiety in Girls. She writes the monthly Adolescence column for the New York Times, co-hosts the Ask Lisa podcast, appears as a regular contributor to CBS News, works in collaboration with UNICEF, and serves on the Advisory Board for Parents magazine.
About the Interviewers: Saul Arnow is a member of the city of Chicago’s Mayor’s Youth Commission and chair of its Mental Health Working Group. He is a junior at the University of Chicago Laboratory Schools and a member of the school’s health and wellness council. Margo Cicero is a first-year member of the city of Chicago’s Mayor’s Youth Commission and is the vice-chair of its Mental Health Working Group. Previously, Ms. Cicero was a member of the Mikva Challenge Teen Health Council where she specialized in Chicago Public School sexual health curriculum reform. Currently a junior at Whitney Young Magnet High School in Chicago, Ms. Cicero is the founder/captain of the varsity sailing team, treasurer of the Science Olympiad team, and a National Honor Society member.
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • An award-winning guide to the sometimes erratic and confusing behavior of teenage girls that explains what’s going on, prepares parents for what’s to come, and lets them know when it’s time to worry.
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • An urgently needed guide to the alarming increase in anxiety and stress experienced by girls from elementary school through college, from the author of Untangled