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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 [...]

WMU: State Reimagines How to Support Youth Survivors of Sex Trafficking; Upcoming Health Equity Conference

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! New Resource: California [...]

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. [...]

WMU: Which States Have the Highest Rates of Adverse Childhood Experiences?

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! New Resource: Report: [...]

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 [...]

“Katie” Turns 15: How the Katie A. Lawsuit Has Reduced Youth Institutionalization and Expanded Opportunities for Thousands of Young People in CA with Mental Health Needs

Today marks a significant anniversary in the landmark California youth mental health case, Katie A. v. Bonta. On December 20, 2002, attorneys representing thousands of foster youth with serious mental health needs filed a federal lawsuit against the State of California and Los Angeles County for failing to provide foster youth with necessary mental [...]

Deja View: Meet The No Stigma No Barriers Youth Board

Led by a group of young people ages 16 to 28, the No Stigma No Barriers (NSNB) collaborative aims to  improve mental health outcomes for transition age youth ("TAY") and their families. Just beginning its second year, the collaborative is led by youth advocates from the California Youth Connection (CYC), PEERS, Young Minds Advocacy, and [...]

Giving Thanks To The Millennials At The Table

Friendsgiving dinner, courtesy of millennials. “I am so impressed with us. It’s like we’re actually adults!” This sentiment was the mantra of my Friendsgiving -- a pre-Thanksgiving meal among friends. It was first declared when my roommates and I successfully rinsed, brined, and transferred our 18 pound turkey to the oven. It [...]

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