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WMU: Why School Mental Health Needs Medicaid; L.A. Preps for ‘Battle Buddies’

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: How Medicaid [...]

CREATIVE ADVOCACY AWARDS 2018: MEET SAM!

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! Samantha Chiang, a fierce college mental health advocate, is one of our Creative Advocacy Awardees. Sam, 19, [...]

WMU: Eye-Opening News on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome; Why California Is Failing Its Youngest and Poorest

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: Far More [...]

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: Bill to Help Homeless Youth; The Way We Talk About Depression Matters

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: Bold State [...]

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: [...]

WMU: Why College Students Need Care; Revised ‘Katie A.’ Manual, New STRTP Criteria Released

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: College Students [...]

Meet Parents & Caregivers for Wellness

After welcoming a packed room, clinical social worker Dr. Kate Messina reminded over 100 parents and caregivers that, despite the presence of challenges and adversity, “every single moment of childhood is an opportunity to learn.” In December 2017, Messina led a two-day training in Chico, California on how parents and caregivers of youth can [...]

WMU: Apple Called Out; Homeless LGBT Youth; New CSEC Guidance

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: Can Teens [...]

Get On Board!: The Call For Youth Voice On Local Mental Health Boards

County Mental Health Boards (MHBs) are official local bodies that play a fundamental role in shaping each county’s mental health system. These MHBs are responsible for championing their community’s mental health needs and challenges – including advocating for accessible, safe, and effective treatment for individuals and families. MHBs also coordinate with their county’s board [...]