Dr. Thomas Strouse, Medical Director of the Resnick Hospital, Maddie Katz Chair in Palliative Care Research and Education; Professor of Psychiatry at UCLA; Vice-Chair for Clinical Affairs, Jane and Terry Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior, did a brilliant job moderating the discussion.


Panelists included:


Dr. Kita Curry, President and  CEO, Didi Hirsch Mental Health Services; National Suicide Prevention Lifeline¹s Steering committee; Los Angeles County Mental Health Commission


Dr. Joan Asarnow, Professor of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral  Sciences at UCLA and the Director of the Youth Stress and Mood Program at UCLA


Dr. Robert Pynoos, Co-Director of the National Center for Child Traumatic Stress; Professor in the UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences. Director of the CLA Trauma Psychiatry Service; Executive

Director of the UCLA Anxiety Disorders section


Dr. Rebecca Hedrick, Assistant Clinical Professor and the Interim Director for Consultation Liaison Psychiatry at Cedars Sinai Medical Center. Dr. Hedrick served as a consultant for "13 Reasons Why" by working closely with 3 of the actors, and by giving feedback to the show writers about the book and the final episode script.


Mr. Ross Szabo, author of "Behind Happy Faces: Taking Charge of Your Mental Health - A Guide for Young Adults"; Wellness Director, Geffen Academy; CEO Human Power Project


Ms. Courtney Cruz, UCLA graduating senior and Education Director of thevUCLA Active Minds Chapter


Ms. Stella Smyth, Archer School for Girls incoming Junior student; Peer Counselor TEENLINE ; Founder of the Mental Health Awareness Club at Archer and a Member of Archer's Peer Support Program