Surgeon General Vivek Murthy has described mental health as “the defining public health crisis of our time.” He uses his position as a megaphone to highlight how the country is doing and where it is lacking, especially in the treatment of young people who are suffering.
It’s a complex topic worth talking about, and not just in May — Mental Health Awareness Month. How can the mental health of America’s youth be protected from harmful influences? Lawmakers are watching; but is it enough?
Equal Time host Mary C. Curtis spoke with Julie Scelfo, executive director of Get Media Savvy, a nonprofit initiative dedicated to fighting media chaos and promoting media literacy, about what’s needed from policymakers and the public to address the youth mental health crisis and rebuild “our civic fabric.”