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Virtual 'Town Hall' featuring Matthew McConaughey, Drew Carey, Alanis Morisette and more to address wellbeing amid COVID-19

Find out if your fave celebrities will be participating in the mental health event.

WASHINGTON D.C., DC — Celebrities are joining forces to support Americans and their mental health this month amid the ongoing Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. 

The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) has partnered with nearly four-dozen celebs- as well as WETA-TV- to promote mental health awareness, especially in young children. 

The event, which will occur on July 14 from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. eastern at WellBeings.org, is free, and all are encouraged to join in and take place in one of the largest gatherings of mental health advocates in the United States. 

The panel-led discussion "will present powerful stories from young people and notable personalities, remarks from a roster of celebrities, special performances, exclusive campaign content, and a panel discussion" according to a press release for the event. 

The full list of participants in the virtual town hall includes:

  • Akeemjamal Rollins, Slam Poet, Youth Educator
  • Alanis Morissette, Singer, Songwriter, Actor, Activist
  • Alexis Davis, PBS NewsHour Student Reporting Labs, student journalist
  • Ariel Winter, TV Actor (“Modern Family”), Activist
  • Bill Pullman, Film, TV and Broadway Actor (While You Were Sleeping,Sleepless in Seattle), Activist 
  • Billy Porter, Emmy, Grammy and Tony-Award winning Actor ("Pose”, Kinky Boots), Actor/Director ("Judy")
  •  Daniel H. Gillison, Jr., NAMI, CEO
  • Darrell Hammond, Actor, Comedian (“SNL”)
  • Dr. Ken Duckworth, NAMI, Chief Medical Officer
  • Drew Carey, Comedian, TV Host (“Whose Line Is It Anyway?”, “The Price Is Right”)
  • Eugene Simon, Film and TV Actor (“Game of Thrones”), Activist
  • Evan Rose, Board Chair of The Steve Fund
  • Gabriella Pizzolo, Broadway and TV Actor ("Stranger Things", Matilda)
  • Ian Alexander, TV Actor (“The OA”), Activist
  • Jewel, Singer/Songwriter, Actress and Mental Health Advocate
  • Joel de la Fuente, TV Actor (“Law & Order SVU”, “The Man in the High Castle”)
  • John Moe, Podcast Host, (“The Hilarious World of Depression”, Call to Mind | American Public Media)
  • Judith Ivey, Two-Time Tony Award-winning Actor (“Steaming”, “Hurlyburly”)
  • Ken Burns, Documentarian
  • Kid Cudi, Rapper, Actor
  • LeVar Burton, Film and TV Actor (“Star Trek: The Next Generation”, “Roots”)
  • Lucas Calhoun, Actor, Director ("Billions", "Madam Secretary")
  • Matthew McConaughey, Actor (Dallas Buyers Club, Interstellar), Activist
  • Michael Urie, TV and Broadway Actor (“Ugly Betty”, “Younger”)
  • Norm Lewis, Broadway and TV Actor ("Scandal", Da 5 Bloods, Porgy and Bess)
  • Penn Jillette, Magician, Actor, Author
  • Rachel Nichols, Actor (“The Librarians”, “Continuum”)
  • Raven Saunders, NCAA Champion Shotputter, Olympian
  • Rema Webb - Actor ("Sudden Death", "First Born", "Murphy Brown", “Lion King”, “Book of Mormon”)
  • Rocco DiSpirito, Chef, TV Host
  • Scott Bakula, Film and TV Actor (“Quantum Leap”, “Star Trek Enterprise”)
  • Sean Astin, Film and TV Actor (Lord of the Rings, Goonies), Activist
  • Sharon Percy Rockefeller, WETA, President & CEO
  • Stephanie Bell-Rose, The Steve Fund, Co-Founder
  • Stephanie Kurtzuba, Film, TV, Theatre Actor ("The Wolf of Wall Street", "Annie", "The Irishman","The Good Wife")
  • Tyrone Mitchell Henderson, Founder-Quick Silver Theater Company (Barry on The Good Fight, Orange is the New Black, Public Theatre’s-‘Much Ado About Nothing,’ and ‘Bring in ‘Da Noise Bring in ‘Da Funk)
  • Wendi McLendon-Covey, Film and TV Actor, Comedian ("The Goldbergs")
  • William H. Carson, MD, Psychiatrist & Clinical Researcher

For more information on the event, click here.

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