2019 Schedule

Thursday, June 20th
Thursday, June 20th
7:30pm–09:00pm MDT
2019 Health
Dear Evan Hansen: Broadway and Mental Health

Can a Broadway musical actually help destigmatize and further the mental health conversation in our culture? The Tony Award-winning musical Dear Evan Hansen has proven that the answer is yes – doing just that through sensitive storytelling on stage and the cast and crew's work with mental health not-for-profits off stage. In this panel, Dr. Harold Koplewicz, president and medical director of the C...

Paepcke Auditorium — Evening Session
Friday, June 21st
3:00pm–03:50pm MDT
2019 Health
Musical Genius and Mental Illness: What’s the Link?

Research supports the idea that creatives of all types are over-represented in the population dealing with mood disorders and other psychiatric challenges. Certainly some of the world’s greatest musical masterpieces were composed by musicians who struggled with mental illness. Was it a source of inspiration for their creativity, or did they turn to art to help them heal? Richard Kogan, a psychiatr...

Paepcke Auditorium — Breakout
5:30pm–06:30pm MDT
2019 Health
Our Children Are in Trouble

From academic pressures to classroom shootings, economic uncertainty to climate change, young people are facing more stressors than ever, and it’s surfacing in some terrible ways. In the past 12 months, 62 percent of college students said they had felt overwhelming anxiety at some point, 41 percent were so depressed that it was difficult to function, and 11 percent had seriously considered suicide...

Wheeler Opera House Bar — Evening Session
In town event
8:00pm–09:30pm MDT
2019 Health
'Terrible, Thanks for Asking' LIVE

The question is commonplace, the answer routine. Just about every day, someone will ask, “How are you?” And your rote response is almost sure to be, “Fine, thanks” — even if you’re totally dying inside. Not on this show. In a live performance, "Terrible, Thanks for Asking" takes just the opposite tack as Nora McInerny asks real people to share their complicated and honest feelings — sometimes sad,...

Hotel Jerome Ballroom — Evening Session
In town event
Saturday, June 22nd
4:10pm–05:00pm MDT
2019 Health
Shining a Light on Mental Health

Enduring stigma and the lack of trained professionals loom as acute barriers to mental health treatment, especially in developing nations. But tangible progress is being made through the use of community health workers, peer advisors, and interactive screening programs that provide a safe and confidential way to access mental health services before crises emerge. By elevating the conversation abou...

Koch Building, Lauder Room — Plenary Session
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