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Dispatches from Within, Youth Speak Out

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The youth mental health crisis is on everyone’s mind; as families, care providers and educators ask what they can do, who better to hear from than the students experiencing these struggles? WFDD’s Radio 101 is partnering with Call to Mind and the Well Beings Tour to bring you Call to Mind Live: Dispatches from Within — Youth Speak Out. Join a live student-led program covering the mental health issues teens face today, and hear about them straight from the source. Student journalists share their reporting on topics like eating disorders and substance use, and engage with mental health experts on how these stories reflect the larger issues young people face today. RSVP to join this free virtual event on December 10th at 3:00 p.m. ET.

HOST

Gabriel Maisonnave 
WFDD Hive® Program Manager

Gabriel Maisonnave joined WFDD as the Education Program Manager in the fall of 2017.He has his MA in Media and Journalism with a certificate in Peace and Conflict Resolution at UNC-Chapel Hill. At WFDD, Gabriel manages HIVE®, which is WFDD’s education program, and works with around 200 middle and high school students (and sometimes adults too) every year giving them the tools to share stories that are important to them. 

PARTICIPANTS 

Sarah Bettis
Radio 101 Student Reporter

Kaeleigh Brenner
Radio 101 Student Reporter

Sarah Rhoades Cox
Radio 101 Student Reporter

Chloe Patterson
Radio 101 Student Reporter

Shaelyn Sebastian
Radio 101 Student Reporter

Dr. Wanda Boone
Executive Director – Together for Resilient Youth

Dr. Boone is a member of influential national, statewide and local committees that will further advance the goals of Together for Resilient Youth’s comprehensive prevention action plan to reduce the outcomes of drug use and misuse that can be linked to crime, school suspensions, health, mental health, addiction, suicide attempts and accidental overdoses. In addition to her work at Together for Resilient Youth, Wanda holds many leadership roles including: Co-founder of the East Durham Children’s Initiative, Member of the Governor’s Task Force on Substance Use and Gangs, Co-chair on the Mayor’s Poverty Reduction Initiative Public Safety and Health Subcommittees, Chair of the Health Committee of the Durham Committee on the Affairs of Black People and Member of the Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America and NC Health Disparities Workgroup. 

Shaelyn Sebastian Dr. Dawn O’Malley
Senior Director of Clinical Services at Crossnore Communities for Children

Dr. Dawn O’Malley serves as Senior Director of Clinical Services at Crossnore Communities for Children. She is a North Carolina Licensed Psychologist and has more than 30 years of experience working with children and their families. She has led the implementation of trauma-informed care for multiple agencies specializing in both residential and community-based treatment. Dr. O’Malley is a Mentor for the Child Trauma Academy, and serves as a trainer and mentor to clinicians engaged in the Neurosequential Model of Therapeutics certification process. Dr. O’Malley joined the Crossnore family in 2021. 

Dr. Linda Nicolotti
Director f Pediatric Psychology, Wake Forest Baptist Health, Winston-Salem, NC

Dr. Linda Nicolotti is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Pediatrics and the section head of Pediatric Psychology and Behavioral Health at Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist.  She is a pediatric psychologist with clinical specialization in working with children, adolescents, young adults, caregivers and families, including medically complex patients. Dr. Nicolotti directs the Pediatric Medical Coping Clinic and the Pediatric Psychology Consultation/Liaison Service at Brenner Children’s Hospital. As the Director of Pediatric Psychology Training, she enjoys the training and education of psychology and medical learners. Her research areas of interest include integrated care and psychogastroenterology. 

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About The Tour

The Well Beings Tour is making its way to cities across the country, hosted in partnership with local public media stations to present impactful experiences that connect audiences with mental health resources in the local community, strengthen community connections, and destigmatize mental health challenges. The Tour features moderated public discussions that share information and volunteer opportunities from local community and national organizations. The Tour is fostering new conversations about mental health through these local events — live or virtual, based on local public health conditions.

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