MEDIA ADVISORY: Sanders to Host Livestream Discussion on Youth Mental Health with Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy

WASHINGTON, April 21 – Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), chairman of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee will host a livestream discussion with Dr. Vivek H. Murthy, Surgeon General of the United States, on the mental health crisis facing young people in America on Tuesday, April 25, at 6:00 p.m. ET.

During the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, 37 percent of youth experienced poor mental health and 44 percent of youth experienced persistent feelings of sadness or hopelessness. Today, suicide is a leading cause of death for young people in the U.S. Meanwhile, there are approximately 8,300 practicing child and adolescent psychiatrists across the country and over 15 million children and adolescents in need of the special expertise of a child and adolescent psychiatrist.

What: Livestream discussion on the youth mental health crisis in America
When: 6:00 p.m. ET, Tuesday, April 25, 2023
Where: The discussion will be livestreamed on Sen. Sanders’ social media pages.
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), Chairman, Senate HELP Committee
Dr. Vivek H. Murthy, Surgeon General of the United States