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MHED Talks: Mental Health Exploration & Discovery

Sunday, April 26, 2020

Hosted at the
MACMH Child & Adolescent Mental Health Conference | Duluth, MN

MHED Talks presentations, developed in the spirit of the widely-popular TED platform, are brief, 18-minute inspiring speeches that combine the power of story with evidence-based practices and guidelines for children’s mental health. Unlike other conference workshops or sessions, MHED Talks are shorter and engage audiences on both an emotional and scientific level. See examples below of popular TED Talks on mental health. Many vary in their perspectives, but each capture new scientific findings in the areas of mental health, social sciences, and/or children’s health, as well as include a strong storyline to captivate their audience.


  • Each speaker must present in 18 minutes or less.
  • Presentation must be clear and concise.
  • Only one presenter per topic.
  • Presentation cannot be an infomercial or sales pitch for a product or service.
  • Presenter must be available after the session to answer questions.
  • Presenter agrees that presentation can be videotaped.
  • Presenter must provide handouts and/or resources on topic(s) discussed.
  • MHED Talks will be hosted Sunday, April 15, 2018, at the conference.

During the months leading up to the conference, we work closely with our MHED Talks presenters through the preparation process to provide feedback and guidance.

If you are interested in presenting a MHED Talk presentation or have any questions please contact Keri Stenemann at

 Below are previous MHED Talks filmed Sunday, April 26th, 2015.

We Teach People How to Treat Us: Parent Child Relationships and Our Relational Selves

Carol F. Siegel, PhD, LP, IMH-E® (IV)

Learn more about Carol’s work here.

DIRT GROUP: Growing to Learn, Learning to Grow

Kenneth Turck, MSW, LGSW, CEO – Crow River Family Services

Learn more about Kenny and DIRT Group here.

How Do Adverse Childhood Experiences Affect Later Mental and Physical Health, and What Can Parents Do to Intervene?

Tina Feigal, MSEd, Director of Family Engagement – Anu Family Services

Learn more about Tina’s work here.