Featuring: Wil Crary, Program Coordinator, and Roosevelt Neely, Associate Program Manager, Prevention Institute
Social, physical, and economic conditions in communities tremendously influence the stressors that young adults experience in their daily lives. Led by Prevention Institute, this session will contextualize mental health with a social determinants lens and generate dialogue on how young leaders can take community action that addresses systemic injustice and mental health inequities.
Wil Crary focuses on the connection between community conditions and mental health inequities. As a member of the Safety and Wellbeing team, Wil provides guidance on implementing community-led strategies and measuring the impact of primary prevention.
Roosevelt Neely primarily works in the mental health and violence prevention focus areas. He provides support to several sites across the country involved in the Making Connections initiative and assists communities in their implementation of upstream and sustainable strategies to improve the wellbeing of men and boys.