Mental Health Awareness Month

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Rebellious Communication and Radical Vulnerability: The new wave of mental health advocacy

If you want to understand us, listen to what we are not allowed to say. This mantra on “rebellious”(()) communication, inspired by Filipino political prisoners decrying their country’s martial law in the 1970s, can resonate in any instance where one’s voice is taken away or limited. Those living with mental illness or working in mental [...]

You Can’t Change Public Policy Without Leadership: Dispatches from CMHACY 2016

“Is there a discernible youth mental health policy in California?” That was the question on the minds of many mental health advocates at last week’s 2016 CMHACY (California Mental Health Advocates for Children and Youth) Conference in Pacific Grove, California. The consensus? Not so much. Why? Well it depends on who you ask. But two [...]

Voices of Creative Advocacy: Kevin Hines

On April 30th, we hosted our kick off to Mental Health Awareness Month event, Creative Advocacy, in San Francisco. We honored five youth and adult advocates for their work to improve the lives of youth with mental health needs. At the event each awardee shared why mental health matters to them with our 220 guests. We'll be [...]

What Do We All Have in Common? Lessons (and Gratitude) from Creative Advocacy

Wow. What a night! On Saturday, over 220 people joined us at SOMArts Cultural Center in San Francisco for our Creative Advocacy event. We couldn’t feel more honored to have such a thoughtful, dedicated, and energetic community. Thanks to you, and the generous support of our sponsors, we raised over $23,000 to fund advocacy that [...]

Mental Health Awareness Month 2015 Wraps-Up

Thanks to YOUR support and a lot of green ribbons! Wow! What a difference a month can make! As May comes to a close and we reflect on this year’s Mental Health Awareness Month, we can’t help but feel incredibly grateful for the generosity and dedication of our community. In only 31 short days, we [...]

Weekly Mashup Special Edition: Videos We Love!

Throughout the month of May we will be taking a break from our usual weekly news round up to bring you The Weekly Mashup: Special Edition! Each Friday, in honor of Mental Health Awareness Month, we’ll be highlighting our favorite resources, campaigns and organizations that are a part of the movement to make mental health [...]

May is Mental Health Awareness Month!

Decide to make a difference this month! 1 in 5 young people have, or will have a serious mental illness. 1 in 5! And yet, many youth experiencing a mental health challenge feel like they have no one to talk to, no one who understands them, and nowhere to turn to get help. Only 20% [...]

Thanks for your participation this May!

As Mental Health Awareness Month comes to a close, Young Minds would like to thank everyone that supported our efforts to Raise the Standard for mental healthcare for young people this May! Your efforts helped to raise awareness about the number one health condition affecting young people in the U.S. today—mental illness. By sharing your [...]

Children’s Mental Health Awareness Week

This week, in honor of Children’s/Young People’s Mental Health Awareness Week, Hear Me Out will feature two guest bloggers sharing their personal experiences of living with mental illness. These two young women are sharing their stories in the hopes of increasing awareness and decreasing stigma towards mental illness. Sharing such personal information is never easy [...]