Youth Mental Health Webinar Hosted by Senator Portantino

Monday, October 26 2020

La Cañada Flintridge, California Please join an outstanding panel of mental health experts, student advocates and Senator Portantino for a robust and sensitive discussion on youth mental health during COVID-19.  Join the conversation and hear the results of a 200 student servey on their experiences during the pandemic.  Topics include how our youth are handling isolation, separation from peers, distance learning, and overall frustrations.  The survey was designed, created, and will be presented by Audrey Melillo and Sudi Feng, La Cañada high school students.  Other issues that will be addressed include treatments for mental illness, positive coping methods, and what we should be looking out for in friends and family.

WHO:           Presenters: Audrey Melillo and Sudi Feng


Dr. Wenimo Okoya, Director of High School Implementation, JED Foundation

Taylor Foxhall, LMFT from the Family Service Agency

Jennifer Camarena, Student at Ontario High School

Riley Fisher and Kelleigh Serdar, Students at La Cañada High School


Moderator:  Senator Anthony J. Portantino


“As a father I know it is imperative that we hear the voices of our young people.  This is an opportunty for peers and parents to do just that.  I’m excited to be moderating this youth deisgned and youth driven conversation.” Senator Portantino


WHAT: Mental Health, COVID-19, Teenagers: What’s the Relationship? Webinar



WHERE/HOW:  Register via Zoom at:



WHEN:               Thursday, October 29, 2020

7:00 p.m. 

This event is free and open to the public