Our Conversation With Emma Stone

Great Minds Think Unalike: Emma Stone and Harold S. Koplewicz, MD at Advertising Week 2018

Emma Stone on stage with Dr. Harold Koplewicz

Academy Award-winning actress Emma Stone sat down to discuss anxiety, creativity and how young people with mental health disorders can learn to overcome their challenges with Dr. Harold S. Koplewicz, president of the Child Mind Institute.

“The world is hard and scary and there’s a lot that goes on and when you’re really sensitive and attuned to a lot of that, it can be crippling,” Stone told Dr. Koplewicz. But “if you don’t let it cripple you and you use it for something positive or productive, it’s like a superpower.”

During the discussion, Stone also touched on her experience in therapy for panic disorder and generalized anxiety disorder, calling it “transformative.” The key, she said, was realizing that her anxiety “is not me, but it is a part of me.”

Great Minds Think Unalike: with Emma Stone and Harold S. Koplewicz

Academy Award-winning actress Emma Stone sad down for a fireside chat with Dr. Harold S. Koplewicz, president of the Child Mind Institute, to discuss explore the connection between creativity and…

October 1st, 2018
Great Minds Think Unalike
Advertising Week New York


Key takeaways:

  • 1 in 5 children and teens struggle with a mental health disorder; anxiety is the most common.
  • Anxiety is often minimized or misidentified. 80% of anxiety disorders in youth go untreated.
  • Untreated anxiety disorders are linked to depression, school failure and a two-fold increase in risk for substance use disorder.
  • 81% of youth get better with evidence-based anxiety treatments like cognitive behavioral therapy.
  • Youth today are more willing to talk about anxiety; it is now the most frequent concern among college students seeking mental health services.