The Rising Hope Festival has added Lady Gaga's Mother, Cynthia Germanotta, to the lineup of guests to be featured.
Hope Means Nevada, the community-based nonprofit focused on eliminating youth suicide in the state, will host the Rising Hope Festival on Nov. 7.
The free, statewide virtual festival is to raise awareness of how mental wellness saves lives and help those struggling with mental illness find resources and community.
The impact of COVID-19 means people of all ages, including teens, may be encountering higher levels of stress, anxiety and depression—and Nevada’s teen suicide rate is already among the highest in the nation.
Rising Hope will be emceed by comedian Jeff Civillico and UNLV freshman student Valerie Almirola. It will showcase a variety of entertaining and informative programming designed to engage teens, their parents, families, counselors and anyone else who wants to learn more about how to safeguard their own mental health and that of their friends and loved ones.
Topics to be addressed include anxiety and depression, bullying, sexual orientation and peer pressure.
Members of the public can register to participate in the virtual festival by clicking here.