Let's Talk About Mental Health & My Story of Teen Suicide and Redemption
DR. JONATHON SERRATO, MD - OF THE VETERANS AFFAIRS HEALTHCARE, LONG BEACH
Jonathan is a staff psychiatrist at the Veterans Affairs Long Beach Healthcare System. He received his Bachelor's of Science in Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology at Yale University in 2009. He completed both medical school and psychiatry residency at the University of California, Irvine School of Medicine. He is board certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. His professional interests include the treatment of substance use disorders and serving underserved populations.
LUKE MAXWELL, TEEN SUICIDE SURVIVOR
After suffering from undiagnosed depression as a teenager which culminated in a violent suicide attempt at 16 years old, Luke Maxwell learned that 1 in 4 of his peers were suffering in the same way he was. Determined to turn his bad experiences into something good, he founded U Can’t B Erased and has since spoken to tens of thousands of teens, parents, educators, and many others across the nation, bringing his story of hope and forgiveness to those in need.