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WMU: Rise in Psychotropic Drug Use Linked to Lack of Capacity, Berkeley High School Launches Peer Mental Health Program

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! Announcements:  Join Young [...]

WMU: Black Women Less Likely to Get Needed Care; Tridiuum’s New Data-Driven Assessment Tool

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! Announcements:  Our Gen [...]

On Giving Tuesday, Support Young Women’s Mental Health!

Young Minds Advocacy’s Generation Bold project addresses the unique mental health needs of young women. The Gen Bold initiative promotes women’s voices, addresses barriers to care for girls, and uses storytelling as a tool for change. Young women are more likely than men to experience anxiety and depression – and, more likely to encounter [...]

By |2017-11-28T17:08:29+00:00November 28th, 2017|Featured Posts, Gen Bold|0 Comments

Gen Bold Helps Young Women Break The Silence

Young women everywhere are grappling with sexual assault and harassment. Stories shared in the newfound media awareness show that sexual assault, harassment, and other forms of gendered violence are pervasive in our culture. The impacts of sexual assault and harassment are lost jobs, thwarted opportunities, suppressed potential, not to mention the more direct impacts [...]

Congressional Justifications for Mental Healthcare: A Dangerous Stereotype?

Most Americans are aware of the stereotype that people with mental illness are more violent and dangerous than the general population. Everyone has seen or heard of a slasher film where the “slasher” is an escaped or released psychiatric patient on a murder spree. In the last decade, due to multiple high-profile mass shootings, [...]

Everyone Is Worthy of Mental Health Care. Yes, Even You!

For the longest time, I didn’t think I was worthy of mental health care. My work in community mental health made me painfully aware of how limited the resources were--so many people I knew were struggling to access the services they so desperately needed. Many of my peers were dealing with severe mental health [...]

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

Part 2 with Nadia Ghaffari, Founder of TeenzTalk Please see part 1 of series. Nadia was first introduced to mental health in her psychology class during 10th grade. Her community had previously experienced two teen suicide clusters, so she knew the topic was important, but like most of her classmates, she lacked a tangible [...]

By |2017-09-29T00:25:13+00:00April 11th, 2017|Community Voices, Featured Posts, Gen Bold|0 Comments

When You Feel Like There’s Too Much on Your Plate

You're a daughter; a granddaughter; a sibling or BFF; a student; an employee; perhaps a dedicated religious follower; an errand girl; maybe a girlfriend or young wife; an auntie or new mommy yourself. You act as an accountant for your bills; applying to college and starting a career makes you your own public relations [...]

Let’s Hear It For the Girls!

Today is International Women’s Day--a global day of action to forge a more gender-inclusive world. Earlier this year Young Minds Advocacy launched a new project called Generation Bold: Mental Health Advocacy By Girls, For Girls. We developed this project in response to a troubling trend: young women are more likely than their male peers [...]

From James Baldwin to Kid Cudi: Conversations on Black Mental Health in Honor of Black History Month

I have always been struck, in America, by an emotional poverty so bottomless, and a terror of human life, of human touch, so deep, that virtually no American appears able to achieve any viable, organic connection between his public stance and his private life. This failure of the private life has always had the [...]

By |2017-09-29T00:25:57+00:00February 27th, 2017|Featured Posts, Gen Bold, Identity, Stigma Reduction|0 Comments