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The Rueful State of Rural Mental Health Care

Where I’m from, a pleasant silence seeps through the walls. I seldom hear the rare vroom vrooms of cars whooshing past my window, and I savor the even rarer sound of rain thudding lightly on the roof. The natural whispers of suburbia are more familiar to me than the hustle and bustle of urban sprawl. [...]

The Body Remembers What the Mind Wants to Forget: Healing Together After Trauma

Ana’s* small hands were clenched and raw. “Are you okay?” I asked. She said nothing, but the pattern of dents and cracks punched into her bedroom wall spoke volumes. As a children’s attorney, I was representing Ana in proceedings against her parent. By the age of 11, Ana had endured repeated assault at the hands [...]

By |2016-11-17T17:26:03-08:00December 15th, 2015|Blogger Intros, Featured Posts, Trauma|0 Comments

My Journey to Understand Collective Trauma & Transcend Personal Barriers

By Astrea Somarriba, Admin Assistant & Communications Coordinator “When you go to the brothel do not take anything with you. Your notes are fine, but those earrings...take them off. No phone. Keep any money in your bra. Wear comfortable shoes and clothing. If anyone touches you, leave.” I am sitting in Ixchen, a women’s health [...]

I have OCD, but I’m not OCD

I’ve had anxiety and OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder) since childhood but wasn’t diagnosed until I was around twenty. For a good chunk of my life, I felt as though part of my brain was broken and it was somehow my fault. I often felt too ashamed, embarrassed and fearful to share what I was [...]

Meet Our New Team Member- Avina Krishna

Young Minds Welcomes New Summer Law Clerk Young Minds Advocacy Project is happy to introduce Avina Krishna as the organization’s new summer law clerk. Avina comes to Young Minds from the University of Miami School of Law with a strong passion for public interest, advocacy, and legislative work. She is excited to bring her experience [...]

By |2016-11-17T17:26:20-08:00June 11th, 2014|Blogger Intros, Featured Posts|0 Comments

Meet Our Newest Team Member!

Young Minds' Welcomes Communications Intern William Koehler! Young Minds Advocacy Project is pleased to introduce William Koehler as the organization’s new communications intern. William comes to Young Minds with extensive interest and experience in working with non-profit organizations to increase their ability to engage with their constituents and expand their audience. William is especially excited to [...]

Meet Our Newest Team Member!

Young Minds Welcomes Vivian Wong as Policy Intern Young Minds Advocacy Project is pleased to introduce Vivian Wong as the organization’s new Policy Intern. With interests across the realms of youth empowerment, disability justice, education reform, and social welfare programs, Vivian is eager to be a part of Young Minds’ advocacy efforts for equal [...]

By |2019-04-24T16:07:23-08:00March 26th, 2014|Blogger Intros, Featured Posts|0 Comments

Meet Our Newest Staff Member!

Young Minds Welcomes Emily Bisnett as Staff Attorney Young Minds Advocacy Project is pleased to introduce Emily Bisnett as the organization’s newest Staff Attorney. As a recent graduate from University of California Los Angeles School of Law, Emily is excited to be a part of Young Minds’ advocacy efforts on behalf of young people with [...]

By |2016-11-17T17:26:22-08:00March 12th, 2014|Blogger Intros, Featured Posts|0 Comments