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WMU: Protections Against Conversion Therapy; Studies Show LGBTQ+ Mental Health Disparities

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 each week! News: California Assembly [...]

WMU: Counties Present Plans to Innovate; Webinar on Foster and Homeless College Students

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 each week! News: Counties Work [...]

CREATIVE ADVOCACY AWARDS 2018: MEET LAURA & KIJAFA!

To kick off Mental Health Awareness Month in May, Young Minds Advocacy is hosting our 3rd Annual Creative Advocacy — a celebration to support local artists, counter stigma, and honor mental health advocates who change lives. This year, we’re honoring Kijafa and Laura, co-founders of the Seneca Youth Advisory Board. These two have [...]

CREATIVE ADVOCACY AWARDS 2018: MEET JOHN LYONS!

To kick off Mental Health Awareness Month in May, Young Minds Advocacy is hosting our 3rd Annual Creative Advocacy — a celebration to support local artists, counter stigma, and honor mental health advocates who change lives. Our next Creative Advocacy awardee is John Lyons, a nationally acclaimed professor, author, and mental health advocate. [...]

On Campus, In Need: YMA Releases New Resource on College Mental Health

College is an exciting and challenging time when young adults take on new responsibilities and pursue rigorous academic goals. It can also be a challenging time as stress from academic and social pressures can become almost unbearable. Students may experience anxiety, depression, self-harming behaviors, eating disorders, and more. Evidence shows that an increasing number [...]

Parents and Caregivers Take Action in L.A.

On February 23-24, 2018, Parents and Caregivers for Wellness (PC4W) brought together over 200 parents, educators, clinicians, and caregivers for a two-day training on how to best meet young people’s social and emotional needs. The event, held at the Haynes Family of Programs in La Verne, California, featured workshops, interactive discussions, and opportunities for [...]

Siavash Zohoori Brings Empathy Into His Advocacy

Young Minds Advocacy spoke with Siavash Zohoori, the keynote speaker for this year’s UC Davis Mental Health Conference, as well as one of the founders of the #HowAreYou campaign. Across the University of California system, the #HowAreYou campaign has championed the need for accessible, diverse mental health services and supports that engage with the [...]

HAPPY 30, CYC: 30 Years of Elevating Youth Voice

CYC 30th Anniversary Rally highlights accomplishments, hopes, & goals On a bright Monday afternoon on the steps of the State Capitol, youth advocate Dylan Murphy declared, “Today is the day we say that stability is a possibility.” Murphy, 20, was one of several youth leaders to address a gathering of over 150 community members [...]

Youth Speak Truth to MHSOAC

Youth attendees spoke truth to power at the Innovate for Impact mental health summit, where they opened up a dialogue about the need for meaningful youth engagement by the MHSOAC. The Mental Health Services Oversight & Accountability Commission (MHSOAC) and IDEO co-hosted Innovate for Impact, California’s first innovation summit on mental health. The summit, which [...]

WMU: Screen Time. Menace or Scapegoat?; Psych Meds Suit Moves Forward

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 each week! News: Screen Time: [...]