Nurturing youth to resiliency in a socially distanced world

Wednesday, May 12, 2021 | 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM

Since early 2020, youth have faced mandatory social isolation in response to the Covid-19 pandemic. They have been physically separated from their peers, teachers, extended families, and community support networks. Social distancing has required them to find another way ‘to connect’ with each other. We have yet to see the long-term effects of loneliness and depression on the mental and behavioral health of our youth.

Morning Matters 2021 will be a virtual event, hosted by experts in the field of children’s mental health. We will address tactics to foster our youth to overcome challenges brought on by social isolation and to build coping skills for a lifetime.

This year’s Keynote Speaker is Jan McGonagle, MD, a board certified developmental pediatrician at Amoskeag Health, Special Medical Programs in the Child Development Clinic and Complex Care Network. She provides consultation to our Health Care Coordinators, Nutrition, Feeding and Swallowing Providers and Primary Care Pediatric Providers.  She earned a BS at William Smith College, New York, and MD from State University of New York at Buffalo. Her pediatric residency was done at the University of Colorado. Jan’s clinical work focuses on community-based care for medically complex children. Jan is interested in bioethical issues in this population, especially allocation of resources, distribution of medical care, and anticipatory guidance, including advanced health care directives, for these children and their families.

Amoskeag Health delivers primary health care and wrap-around services to over 6,000 children who live in Greater Manchester. Regardless of ability to pay, children aged 0-21 have access to wellness check-ups, annual eye exams, behavioral therapy, and mental health visits. Our teens also have access to programs to learn about healthy relationships, sexuality, and positive adolescent development for physical and emotional well-being.


Please RSVP by May 3rd, 2021.

If you cannot attend the 14th Annual Virtual Morning Matters, we encourage you to make a donation in your absence. All donations will go towards the Children’s Uncompensated Care Fund that will assist children and teens with necessary health care services.


Thank you to our Sponsors


Keynote Sponsor


Program Sponsors:


John Sigel and Sally Reid


Advocate Sponsors:

Anagnost Companies

CCA Global Partners

Mr. & Mrs. Richard Sigel

Well Sense Health Plan


Virtual Table Sponsors:

Associated Grocers of New England

Bank of America

The Feins Family

Mr. & Mrs. Richard Gustafson

Hage Hodes P.A.

Harvey Construction Corporation

Judith Jolton

Mr. & Mrs. Robert MacPherson

Manchester Community College

McLane Middleton

MCPHS University

St. Mary’s Bank



Patron Sponsors:

Cambridge Trust Company of NH

Granite State Credit Union

Members First Credit Union


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