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The Art of Living Foundation co-hosts a panel on mental health

Event in Washington, DC during Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar’s US tour.

Washington D.C.- As the youth mental health crisis continues to grow in the United States, a panel of experts are planning to address the topic at an upcoming event in the nation’s capital. May 6, 2022 from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. at George Washington University’s Milken Institute School of Public Health. humanitarian and founder of The Art of Living Foundation Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, will join Vice Admiral Vivek Murthy, MD, MBA and founder of the Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education (CCARE) at the Stanford University, Dr. James R Doty during a panel discussion on mental health and proven practices for fostering excellence, happiness and well-being in young people.

“Mental health has become one of the biggest issues on the planet today,” says Gurudev. “We all have a responsibility to ensure that meditation and breathwork are accessible to everyone. Those who have found inner peace should share it with everyone.

“One of the greatest needs today is to address the crisis in youth mental health…” says Dr. Doty.

The event will also highlight research conducted by Dr. Seppälä and Yale University regarding Gurudev’s SKY Breath meditation and its application to youth mental health. Gurudev introduced SKY Breath Meditation to the world in 1981. Since then, millions of people in 156 countries have learned to access the present moment and tap into their inner happiness and freedom. In a recent Yale study, SKY showed the greatest impact on well-being, benefiting six outcomes: depression, stress, mental health, mindfulness, positive affect, and social connections.

The “Social Connection, Compassion, and Youth Mental Health” in-person event is co-hosted by the George Washington University Milken Institute School of Public Health and the Center of Excellence in Maternal and infantile; Stanford University Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education (CCARE); and the Art of Living Foundation.

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About the Art of Living Foundation:

Operating in 156 countries, The Art of Living Foundation (AOLF) is a nonprofit, educational and humanitarian organization founded in 1981 by world-renowned humanitarian and spiritual leader Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar. All of AOLF’s programs are inspired by Gurudev’s philosophy of creating world peace through a stress-free and violence-free society. The AOLF has touched over 450 million lives through numerous educational and self-development programs and tools that facilitate the elimination of stress and promote deep and deep inner peace, happiness and well-being in individuals .

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