New research about ADHD; High rates of depression in girls may be linked to social media; Survey on schools’ concerns re: Medicaid cuts

The Weekly MashUp is a recurring segment on Hear Me Out, the Young Minds’ Blog, highlighting the most pertinent local and national news for children’s mental health advocates. If you haven't already, sign up to be on our email list to get the Weekly MashUp delivered to your inbox automatically, every Friday! Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder Is [...]

By | February 17th, 2017|The Weekly Mash Up|0 Comments

A Flexible Approach for Improving Mental Health Care In Schools

I’ve worked with children since I was old enough to do so, either as a babysitter, tutor, mentor, or camp counselor, and have focused my psychology major on child development and mental health. The biggest takeaway from my experience with children and study of their psychological development has been the crucial role of teachers [...]

By | February 14th, 2017|Blogger Intros, Community Voices, Featured Posts|0 Comments

Trauma-informed policing addresses childhood trauma; campuses lack MH services; new therapeutic-based model in L.A. detention centers

The Weekly MashUp is a recurring segment on Hear Me Out, the Young Minds’ Blog, highlighting the most pertinent local and national news for children’s mental health advocates. If you haven't already, sign up to be on our email list to get the Weekly MashUp delivered to your inbox automatically, every Friday! In Milwaukee, [...]

By | February 10th, 2017|The Weekly Mash Up|0 Comments

Wellness Starts with Our Youth: A Series on Bay Area Youth Leading Change in Mental Health

“Wellness” is a term you hear often in Silicon Valley. But what does it really mean? To some families, wellness revolves around externally gratifying accomplishments – a child is doing well if he or she is earning straight As, participating in resume-bolstering extracurricular activities, and getting into the most prestigious universities. From parents to [...]

By | February 9th, 2017|California, Community Voices, Featured Posts|0 Comments

VA struggles to talk about guns; physical activity may prevent depression in kids; parents face criticism when choosing residential facilities

The Weekly MashUp is a recurring segment on Hear Me Out, the Young Minds’ Blog, highlighting the most pertinent local and national news for children’s mental health advocates. If you haven't already, sign up to be on our email list to get the Weekly MashUp delivered to your inbox automatically, every Friday! Talking is [...]

By | February 3rd, 2017|The Weekly Mash Up|0 Comments

A call to advocate: Critical portions of the Affordable Care Act that help children and adolescents struggling with mental illness

The Affordable Care Act (i.e. the ACA or “Obamacare”) has provided more support and access to treatment for children struggling with mental illness than any other health care reform law since Medicaid. Most importantly, the ACA championed the advancement of mental health parity, which is an idea that treatments for mental illness should be [...]

Effects of juvenile detention in adulthood; Simulation game promotes MH conversations on campuses; CA reforms curb reliance on group homes

The Weekly MashUp is a recurring segment on Hear Me Out, the Young Minds’ Blog, highlighting the most pertinent local and national news for children’s mental health advocates. If you haven't already, sign up to be on our email list to get the Weekly MashUp delivered to your inbox automatically, every Friday! Being Incarcerated [...]

By | January 27th, 2017|The Weekly Mash Up|0 Comments

Psych groups pen letter to Trump; Police and MH professionals partner in SC County; Havasupai Nation’s children file lawsuit against US

The Weekly MashUp is a recurring segment on Hear Me Out, the Young Minds’ Blog, highlighting the most pertinent local and national news for children’s mental health advocates. If you haven't already, sign up to be on our email list to get the Weekly MashUp delivered to your inbox automatically, every Friday! Psychologists To [...]

By | January 20th, 2017|The Weekly Mash Up|0 Comments

Breaking News: DOJ Issues Guidance to Criminal Justice Entities Regarding Individuals With Mental Health Disabilities

At what point do our laws – and law enforcement officers – treat someone in a mental health crisis not as a “victim,” but a “threat?” This question plays out routinely across our nation’s institutions, including our hospitals, prisons, schools, and courtrooms.  In their day-to-day work, law enforcement officials take action over the care, [...]

By | January 18th, 2017|Featured Posts, Juvenile Justice, Policy Action|0 Comments

WMU Special Edition: How We Can Improve Mental Health Outcomes for Young People in 2017: Highlights from Lincoln Policy Panel

“How do you eat an elephant?  One bite at a time.”  That piece of advice has been showing up in many different parts of my life lately, including at a recent youth mental health forum in Oakland, hosted by Lincoln Child Center on January 6th.  The event featured a wide range of presenters, including [...]

By | January 13th, 2017|The Weekly Mash Up|0 Comments