PA Governor Hosts National Governors Association Roundtable on Youth Mental Health

Governor Josh Shapiro hosted a National Governors Association (NGA) roundtable on youth mental health in Philadelphia with NGA Chair New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy, Delaware Governor John Carney, and frontline leaders in youth mental health care.

“For too long, there has been a stigma around mental health care – but that’s changing with this generation. Students across the Commonwealth aren’t afraid to talk about their mental health, and that’s what I hear every day,” said Governor Josh Shapiro. “We need a comprehensive approach to deliver real help for young people struggling with their mental health, and that’s why we need to work with parents, teachers, and mental health professionals to ensure those resources are available. Here in Pennsylvania, I’m proposing a $500 million investment in student mental health – and I look forward to working with Governor Murphy and my colleagues across the country to get young people the help they need.”

The roundtable discussion hosted by Governor Shapiro and Governor Murphy featured parents, educators, mental health experts and advocates, including actress Goldie Hawn. Hawn founded MindUP, a program launched in 2003 to advance science-based social-emotional learning to support youth mental health and resilience.