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Dr. Jean Twenge to discuss mental health at Delta

September 6, 2023

Dr. Jean TwengeDr. Jean M. Twenge, professor of psychology at San Diego State University, will discuss mental health on Tuesday, October 10 at 10am, as a part of the Delta College President’s Speaker Series.

The in-person event entitled, “Generation ME,” will take place in the Delta College lecture theater (G160). Twenge will explore her latest research on mental health trends for teens and young adults and the actions needed to counter the rise in depression, anxiety, self-harm and suicide in this group. She bases her conclusions on U.S. and international databases, including 39 million people.

Twenge is the author of over 180 scientific publications and seven books, including “Generations: The Real Differences between Gen Z, Millennials, Gen X, Boomers and Silents – and What They Mean for America’s Future” and “iGen: Why Today’s Super-Connected Kids Are Growing Up Less Rebellious, More Tolerant, Less Happy – and Completely Unprepared for Adulthood.”

The event is free and open to the community. For more information or for disability-related accommodations, contact Kim Klein at 989-686-9192 or David Baskind at 989-686-9374.


The Delta College President’s Speaker Series is funded by the President’s Office and the Peter and Barbra Boyse Endowment Fund through the Delta College Foundation. The college brings nationally and internationally renowned speakers to talk about important issues in the world today. The series aims to help broaden knowledge and widen the classroom experience by focusing on civic engagement and challenging the college community to think deeply and to act responsibly.

To learn more about the series and past speakers, visit the President’s Speaker Series website.

Written by Ashley Terrell, Writer.