MTV to Convene First Mental Health Youth Action Forum in Coordination with the White House, HHS, and SAMHSA

This collaborative Initiative with MTv's mental health you action forum aims to empower young people to use storytelling and media to address the mental health crisis, enabling them to take actions to help themselves and support their communities. Participants will be given the opportunity to refine an idea in small groups over the course of a four-six week program while gaining mentorship from mental health experts. This program will culminate in a two-day forum in Washington, D.C in early 2022 whereby participants will be invited to present their ideas at a White House event to a diverse audience of media and technology professionals, government officials, and nonprofit executives to help inform future creative public health campaigns related to mental health.Select participants will be asked to work with industry partners like MTV to carry those ideas forward and bring them to life. Travel to Washington, D.C. will be dependent on COVID-19. All travel expenses will be paid by organizer of event.