The Hope Matrix


This week’s special guest on the Hope Matrix is Lian Zeitz, Co-Founder and Global Director of Love and Compassion for Youth RISE, a company mobilizing youth to be engaged in full spectrum harm reduction and drug policy reform to promote health and human rights. Lian has also worked as the Director of Youth Engagement and Advocacy for Cities RISE. 


In this week’s episode, Kathryn and Lian explore the complex relationship between hope and spirituality, and examine the importance of spirituality in adolescent mental health. Lian shares his own journey as a “mental health groupie,” and explains how his experiences within the system sparked a lifelong passion for global mental health advocacy. 


To learn more about Lian’s work, visit Youth RISE and Cities RISE.