U.S. Surgeon General to Lead Community Health Conversation in Lincoln

Published on March 28, 2024

Mayor Leirion Gaylor Baird and Lori Seibel, President and CEO of the Community Health Endowment of Lincoln, announced today a special Community Conversation featuring U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy on the topic of social media and its impact on youth mental health. The event will be held at 3 p.m. on Tuesday, April 2, and will take place at the Bryan Medical Center East Campus located at 1600 S. 48th Street. 

In 2023, Dr. Murthy released a landmark Surgeon General’s advisory regarding the harmful impact of social media on youth mental health. Interest in this topic has only increased as rates of anxiety, depression, and other mental health challenges continue to climb.   

"We are honored to host Dr. Vivek Murthy, the U.S. Surgeon General, in Lincoln for this important conversation," said Mayor Gaylor Baird. "For Lincoln truly to become the safest and healthiest capital city in America, we must purposefully protect the mental health of our youth. We look forward to gaining valuable insights and guidance from Dr. Murthy." 

This event is sponsored by the Community Health Endowment (CHE) and the City of Lincoln Mayor’s Office. CHE invests in health-related projects and programs and convenes the community around important health issues.  

"Dr. Murthy's visit to Lincoln presents a remarkable opportunity for our community to engage in a critical conversation about the well-being of our youth, particularly in the digital age,” said Seibel. “I believe that his insights will empower us to take meaningful action in supporting the mental health of our young people." 

The event will take place at the Plaza Conference Center, with parking available on the upper levels of the Zone B garage. Guests can access the conference center by taking the stairs or elevator to the first floor, where staff will be available to provide directions. RSVPs are encouraged through this link. The event is free and open to the public.    

For those unable to attend in person, a recording of the event will be made available on the official LNKTVcity YouTube channel at YouTube.com/LNKTVcity. 

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