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McLean Hospital hosts “Youth Mental Health: Exploring the Lived Experience with Minding Your Mind”

May 23, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

McLean HospitalMassachusetts friends, McLean Hospital is hosting a Minding Your Mind event on Tuesday, May 23 @ 6:00PM.

CHNA 17 presents “Youth Mental Health: Exploring the Lived Experience with Minding Your Mind” The event is FREE and open to the public.


CLICK HERE to register.

Note:  Please contact Stacy Carruth at stacy@chna17.org if transportation is a barrier.



MYM Clinical Director, Sheila Gillin, LCSW, and MYM speaker Jordan Burnham will speak on the topics of racial trauma as it relates to mental health and how people of color have a more difficult time accessing help when they are in crisis. Jordan will provide his personal story of overcoming struggles and how those struggles affected his mental health. This event is ideal for both adults and youth of middle school age and above.

Desired Outcomes:

  • Awareness of racial trauma as it relates to youth mental health
  • Awareness of racial disparities in youth mental health
  • Awareness of lived experience of young person of color vis a vis mental health crisis
  • List of resources to support youth with mental health needs


About the Presenters:
Jordan Burnham, Speaker, Minding Your Mind

Jordan is a public speaker who discusses the mental health issues and disorders that affect so many of us. He is a survivor of a suicide attempt during his senior year in high school and shares his powerful story of fighting depression and finding recovery.

Jordan is a nationally recognized mental health advocate. In 2008 he addressed a Congressional briefing on Capitol Hill. In 2010 he was chosen as one of the “Best of Philly” for his work in public speaking and advocacy. In 2012 he was honored with an Emerging Humanitarian Award from retired San Francisco 49ers player Nmadi Asomugha and the Asomugha Foundation.  He has been featured in People Magazine, Sports Illustrated, and USA Today. Jordan has appeared on ESPN’s E:60 and Outside the Lines, as well as Dr. Phil, The Ricki Lake Show, CNN, the Early Show and Good Morning America. He has been featured in three documentaries and his piece, “Unbreakable” with E:60 was nominated for an Emmy. Most recently, you might have seen Jordan at the White House for the National Conference on Mental Health, hosted by President Obama and Vice President Biden.

Jordan has been speaking on his story and mental health all over the country for the last eight years. He’s spoken in 32 different states and three different countries. His presentation is meant to inspire, educate and allow others to know they’re not alone.

Sheila Gillin, LCSW, Clinical Director, Minding Your Mind
Sheila is a licensed social worker and a certified child and adolescent psychotherapist with over fifteen years of experience in the mental health field.  In addition to her work with Minding Your Mind, she has a clinical counseling practice where she provides individual, family and group counseling to a broad range of clients including adults, adolescents and children.  She also serves as the Senior Assistant Director of Admissions for Graduate and Undergraduate degrees at Bryn Mawr College.


May 23, 2017
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Jan Latorre-Stiller


McLean Hospital, de Marneffe Building (deM 132, large conference room)
115 Mill St.
Belmont, MA 02478 United States
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