On Wednesday December 9, 2020 The Alan Hu Foundation will present a webinar by Steven Adelsheim, MD, clinical professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at the Stanford University School of Medicine and Director of Stanford Psychiatry’s Center for Youth Mental Health and Wellbeing. The webinar will focus on Dr. Adelsheim’s work developing and implementing early detection/intervention programs for young people in school-based and primary care settings. These include programs for depression, anxiety, prodromal symptoms of psychosis, and first episodes of psychosis. Dr. Adelsheim will discuss the use of media to reduce stigma surrounding mental health issues, and his effort to bring Australia’s effective “headspace” model of mental health early intervention for young people ages 12 – 25 to the United States with Stanford Medicine’s innovative program known as allcove.

Among Dr. Adelsheim’s many honors and awards are the NAMI Exemplary Psychiatrist Award, National Alliance on Mental Illness, Sidney Berman Award for School-Based Study and Treatment of Learning Disorders and Mental Illness, American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, and Bronze World Medal for the film, “Not in My Family”; Associate Producer, New York Festival.

The free webinar will be held on Wednesday, December 9 from 6:30 – 7:30 PM. It will include 15 minutes for questions and answers from the participants following Dr. Adelsheim’s presentation. Please RSVP by December 7 at Alan Hu Foundation.

The Alan Hu Foundation was created by Xiaofang Chen and Chih-Ching Hu in memory of their son, Alan. He passed away due to mental disorders in 2018 at the age of 15. Their mission is to promote mental health, raise awareness and remove stigma surrounding psychiatric disorders, and to support fundamental research for cures. For further information and to support the Alan Hu Foundation, please visit the website Alan Hu Foundation.