Press Release

Vistagen to Host Concordia Live Webinar on Mental Health with Leaders from McKinsey Health Institute, WEVO, and In KidZ

October 26, 2022

CEO Shawn Singh to lead discussion on the future of mental health solutions


Vistagen (Nasdaq: VTGN), a late clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company aiming to transform the treatment landscape for individuals living with anxiety, depression, and other central nervous system (CNS) disorders, today announced that the company’s Chief Executive Officer, Shawn Singh, will lead a Concordia Live Webinar on the need for innovative approaches to mental health treatment. This virtual roundtable session will explore how Americans can work together to break down mental health stigmas, as well as the logistics of implementing a new standard of care felt horizontally across a diverse, equitable society.

“Vistagen is holding a series of meetings with influential leaders across the country to discuss the current challenges in our nation’s mental health crisis and advance needed solutions,” said Shawn Singh, Chief Executive Officer of Vistagen. “Although communities are struggling to solve urgent mental health challenges, sharing success stories and creating spaces for open conversation can go a long way in achieving our shared goals. I am excited for our discussion and look forward to sharing how the emerging treatment landscape for anxiety and depression has the potential to help patients live happier and more productive lives.”

The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on mental health and mental health systems has been profound and will likely continue for many years to come. The webinar will address how the United States can implement practical solutions that prioritize mental and physical health parity and improve mental health therapies, including expanding access to treatment and diminishing stigma around seeking care and resources amid our country’s growing mental health crisis.

The webinar, “Addressing Stigmas and Solutions to Mental Health Challenges,” is taking place on October 27th, 2022 at 12:00 PM Eastern Time. The speakers invited to participate in the webinar include:

  • Kana Enomoto – Director of Brain Health, McKinsey Health Institute
  • Malisa Aksentijevic – Founder and CEO, WEVO Group
  • Dr. Zabina Bhasin – Founder, In KidZ

Registration information can be found here.

The webinar is the third Concordia event focused on prioritizing mental health and outlining strategies and recommendations to address this growing crisis. It quickly follows last month’s successful 2022 Concordia Summit, where Singh joined Founder of the MindUP™ | The Goldie Hawn Foundation, as well as other preeminent C-suite executives, politicians, nonprofit leaders, and entrepreneurs in a roundtable entitled “The Importance of Mental Health in a Social World.” Singh also hosted a fireside chat with the U.S. Surgeon General, Vice Admiral Vivek H. Murthy, MD, MBA, at the 2022 Concordia Americas Summit on how the public and private sectors can work together to advance critical mental health care initiatives.

About Vistagen

Vistagen (Nasdaq: VTGN) is a late clinical-stage, CNS-focused biopharmaceutical company striving to transform the treatment landscape for individuals living with anxiety, depression and other CNS disorders. The Company is advancing therapeutics with the potential to be faster-acting, and with fewer side effects and safety concerns, than those that are currently available. Vistagen’s clinical-stage candidates are targeting multiple forms of anxiety and depression. PH94B and PH10 belong to a new class of drugs known as pherines, which are odorless and tasteless investigational neuroactive steroids designed with a novel rapid-onset mechanism of action that activates chemosensory neurons in the nasal passages and can impact the olfactory-amygdala neural circuits without systemic uptake or direct activity on CNS neurons in the brain. Vistagen is passionate about transforming mental health care and redefining what is possible in the treatment of anxiety and depression. Connect at

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Vice President, Investor Relations
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Nate Hitchings

Source: Vistagen