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Well Beings Virtual Town Hall on 7/14 – Matthew McConaughey, Kid Cudi, Alanis Morissette, Billy Porter, Michael Urie, Ariel Winter, Bill Pullman, and more

Well Beings Virtual Town Hall on 7/14 – Matthew McConaughey, Kid Cudi, Alanis Morissette, Billy Porter, Michael Urie, Ariel Winter, Bill Pullman, and more

Weta Washington, D.C., the flagship public media station in the nation’s capital, and the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) will host a one-hour virtual national town hall to launch Well Beings, a major public media campaign addressing the health needs of Americans, beginning with the Youth Mental Health Project. The free town hall event takes place on July 14, 2020 at 11 a.m. ET during NAMI’s annual convention and one of the largest community gatherings of mental health advocates in the United States.The Well Beings Virtual National Town Hall will feature a panel discussion on Youth Mental Health & Society, as well as remarks by the following:

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 


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 ClubInterstellar), Activist

Michael Urie, TV and Broadway Actor (“Ugly Betty”, “Younger”)

Norm Lewis, Broadway and TV Actor (“Scandal”, Da 5 BloodsPorgy 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 RingsGoonies), 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

Livestream the Well Beings Virtual National Town Hall at

The Well Beings Virtual National Town Hall 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.

The panel will bring together the voices of young people, experts, parents, and notable personalities to discuss youth mental health and society, moderated by John Moe, creator and host of the podcast “The Hilarious World of Depression” from CALL TO MIND at American Public Media.

The July 14 virtual event will debut exclusive content, including interview excerpts from an upcoming film being produced and directed by Ewers Brothers Productions and executive produced by Ken Burns. WETA will also announce the first stops for the Well Beings Tour, a cross-country tour that will include community engagement, resource fairs, storytelling, Mental Health First Aid training, panel discussions and more.


Suzanna, co-owns and publishes the newspaper Times Square Chronicles or T2C. At one point a working actress, she has performed in numerous productions in film, TV, cabaret, opera and theatre. She has performed at The New Orleans Jazz festival, The United Nations and Carnegie Hall. She has a screenplay and a TV show in the works, which she developed with her mentor and friend the late Arthur Herzog. She is a proud member of the Drama Desk and the Outer Critics Circle and was a nominator. Email:

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