Speakers Forum

Due to the escalating presence of COVID-19 in Denver and our responsibility to the well-being of our community, we are postponing both the in-person and live stream of our Speakers Forum, “Under Pressure: Confronting the Epidemic of Stress and Anxiety in Young People.Our first priority is the health and safety of our guests, speakers and staff.  We look forward to rescheduling this important event at an appropriate future time.

Speakers Forum Postponed

Under Pressure: Confronting the Epidemic of Stress and
Anxiety in Young People

Lisa Damour, PhD
Clinical Psychologist & New York Times Bestseller

Wednesday, March 18 Postponed 

Join us for a presentation and Q&A by Dr. Lisa Damour, clinical psychologist and New York Times Bestselling Author. Light refreshments will be served after the presentation. 

American Sign Language (ASL) and Spanish language interpretation will be provided. Other languages are available upon request.

What You'll Learn:

  • The difference between healthy and unhealthy stress and anxiety
  • Research-based practical solutions to help young people manage tension, toxic stress and worries
  • How to help young people build strength and confidence

The New York Times Articles by Dr. Damour:


Presenting Sponsor:

Collaborator Sponsor:


Partner Sponsors:
Hayes Family Foundation
Grit Digital Health


About the Speakers Forum

The Mental Health Center of Denver’s Speakers Forum series brings together experts and diverse community leaders to discuss important aspects of what can and should make Denver a “most livable city” for everyone.


Our most recent Speakers Forum in April 2019 event brought together 200 thought-leaders, entrepreneurs and community members to explore the role innovation plays in improving the well-being of people and communities.


Over two evenings in 2018, we looked at equitable development and housing affordability in the context of Denver’s rapid growth, and what we need to do to make sure everyone has a place to call home.

Past Speakers:

Previous "Beyond the Most Livable City" Speakers Forum Events

Writing the Story of Well-Being Innovation | April 2019

Innovation has incredible potential for improving our well-being by advancing the accessibility and affordability of healthcare, as well as introducing us to new ways of caring for ourselves and our families.


Watch the recorded event to explore the role well-being innovation plays in the life stories of people and communities. 


Debbie Boeldt
National Mental Health Innovation Center


Carrie Paykoc
Office of eHealth Innovation


Wes Williams
Mental Health Center of Denver


KP Yelpaala

Smart Growth, Shared Vision | September 2018

This event featured three panelists on the forefront of community growth and explored what equitable development means for the future of Denver as we work to make this place a "most livable city" for all.

Senator Rhonda Fields
Colorado State Senator,
CO-29 (Aurora/Arapahoe County)
Champion for stronger, safer and more vibrant communities.


Beth Mosenthal
Architect, Anderson Mason Dale
Citizen architect dedicated to engaging design to improve people’s experience in the built environment.


Jeff Romine
Chief Economist, Denver Office of Economic Development
Leader in fostering equitable and sustainable economic development in Denver.

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A Home for All in Denver | March 2018


This forum featured Dr. Tiffany Manuel and explored the challenge of rising housing costs and ensuring everyone has a place to call home in Denver. 

Dr. Tiffany Manuel, Vice President of Knowledge, Impact & Strategy
Enterprise Community Partners

Mural Created by Kriss Wittmann

Q&A: Your Questions Answered

During our program, participants had the opportunity to submit questions – see below for the responses.