17th Annual Rotary Sunrise Community Forum

Presented by the Rotary Club of Minneapolis City of Lakes, St. Paul, and Rosevillle
Wednesday, April 19 
7:15 - 9:15 a.m.
The Woman's Club
410 Oak Grove St, Minneapolis

The annual Sunrise Forum was founded in 2006 with the mission of presenting the most pressing current topics of our community and seeking peaceful solutions through understanding dissenting views. From Minnesota's climate future to legalizing marijuana, health care affordability to race, we've shared 16 years of compelling discussions.
Our schools are experiencing a mental health crisis. According to the 2022 Minnesota Student Survey, 45%, of 11th grade girls reported long-term mental health, behavioral or emotional problems - up from 35% in 2019 and 16% in 2013. Reports of 11th graders having seriously considered suicide at some point in their life jumped to 28% Experts say that kids struggling with mental health are not only unable to learn, they’re often unable to ask for the help they need. Join us and our experienced panel as we discuss this issue and what actions could and should be taken to address it. Whether you are a parent, grandparent, community member or future employer of these young people, this promises to be a compelling event.
Moderator: Nina Moini, MPR

Featured panelists:
Anne Gearity, PhD, Assistant Professor, University of Minnesota Medical School
Brandon Jones, M.A., CPPM, Executive Director, Minnesota Association for Children's Mental Health

Location: The Woman’s Club of Minneapolis