The Stories We Tell: Impact on Youth Mental Health

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April 11, 2023

About The Event

Governors Nicole Demerse and Lynn Renee Maxcy, along with the Writers Peer Group Executive Committee, invite members of the Writers and Producers Peer Groups to:

The Stories We Tell: Impact on Youth Mental Health

Now more than ever, teens and young adults need compelling, authentic stories that reflect their lives and give them hope. They are experiencing record-breaking rates of depression, anxiety, eating disorders, and suicidality, but storytelling can play a powerful role in turning the tide.

In this closed-door discussion, hosted by the Television Academy and The Jed Foundation, we will dive deep into the current state of youth mental health. We'll explore the power of storytelling to improve mental health outcomes, share plotline best practices, demonstrate how expert input can be achieved for maximum effect, and uncover unexplored storylines that will resonate with—and support—youth.

Join us in person to hear from leading mental health professionals, television showrunners and entertainment executives.

6:30 PM - 7:30 PM Panel Discussion
Followed by wine and hors d'ouevres reception


  • Noopur Agarwal, VP of Social Impact, MTV Entertainment Studios at Paramount Global
  • Jeff Davis, Showrunner-Writer-Producer, Wolf Pack
  • Lang Fisher, Co-Creator & Showrunner, Never Have I Ever
  • Courtney Knowles, JED Sr. Media Consultant, Co-Founder, Love is Louder

Moderated by:

  • Dr. Laura Erickson-Schroth, Chief Medical Officer, The Jed Foundation

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If you are feeling ill, please do not attend.

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Reminder: Peer group events like this one accept registrations on a first-come, first-served basis. If the event reaches capacity, members who register will be placed on the Waiting List. As space opens up, members on the Waiting List may be promoted to a registration up to 24 hours before the event. For more information, check Frequently Asked Questions.

Only Television Academy Members with valid membership cards. Seating is subject to availability; first come, first served. Admittance is not guaranteed.

Can't make the event? No problem! This event will be recorded and you can watch on the week following the event.

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This event is presented and hosted
by the Television Academy.

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April 11, 2023
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6:30 pm to 8:30 pm PDT



Governors Room
at Saban Media Center
Television Academy
5210 Lankershim Blvd.
North Hollywood, CA 91601
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