L.A. County Youth Commission Outdoor Group Shot

LACDMH, in partnership with the L.A. County Board of Supervisors and Youth Commission, will be holding a virtual meeting on Feb. 10, to discuss and highlight the mental health needs of L.A. County youth and gather community input and feedback, with a special focus on youth lived experiences and voices and how they can be used to build or improve wellbeing programs throughout the County.

Speakers at this event include L.A. County Youth Commissioners, experts from the DMH+UCLA Public Partnership for Wellbeing, and community mental health advocates.

“Young people in LA County are resilient and strong. By seeking their feedback for improving mental health and wellbeing services across the County, we can help youth-serving organizations meet their needs and prevent future mental health crises,” said Youth Commissioner La’Toya Cooper, who represents the Second District.

“We are thrilled to partner with the Youth Commission which is positioned to help amplify the voices of young people who have never had a proper platform for providing input to county systems,” said Dr. Jonathan Sherin, director of LACDMH. “It is our belief that the Youth Commission will inspire new and more effective models of mental health care for young people in L.A. County.”

The meeting will take place on Thursday, Feb. 10, 2022, 6 p.m. to 7 p.m., on Zoom. If you would like to submit a question to the speakers, please do so on the Youth Commission’s Instagram page by Feb. 4.