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Resilience in Remote Places: Crisis Response for Rural Youth

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In the United States, youth mental health and substance use rates are soaring, leading to challenges in accessing adequate care, especially in rural areas. Crafting tailored policy to meet the unique needs of these populations and ensure better access to necessary crisis services is crucial.

Join the Bipartisan Policy Center and Helmsley Charitable Trust on April 26 for a virtual discussion on innovative policy solutions to improve youth mental health and substance use crisis care in rural America.


Opening Remarks by:

Tom Daschle | Former Senate Majority Leader (D-SD); Co-Founder, BPC

Fireside chat with:

Paul TenHaken | Mayor, Sioux Falls, South Dakota

Val Demings | Executive Fellow, BPC; Former Representative (D-FL)

Panel discussion with:

Matt Althoff | Cabinet Secretary, South Dakota Department of Social Services

Walter Panzirer | Trustee, Helmsley Charitable Trust

Karen Rosengreen | Vice President of Medical Services, Season’s Center for Behavioral Health

Dr. David Ermer | Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist, Avera Behavioral Health

Sarah Jane Tribble | Chief Rural Health Correspondent, KFF Health News (Moderator)


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