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 to experience certain mental health challenges, such as anxiety and depression, but less likely to receive treatment. Through Gen Bold we hope to shrink this gap and promote wellness for young women and girls. Will you join us?
There’s no better day to get involved!
Here are 3 actions you can take today, International Women’s Day, to support the mental health of young women and girls:
1- Share our infographic on social media.
Mental health issues are too often swept under the rug. Let your friends, family, and colleagues know that mental health matters, especially for young women. Take a moment to share our Gen Bold infographic on Facebook and Twitter to help raise awareness and drive meaningful change. Make sure to use #BeBold and tag Young Minds Advocacy.
2- Share your story or encourage others to share theirs.
Gen Bold is a platform for young women and female identifying youth to share their real life experiences and lead the conversation about mental health. There are several ways to add your voice (or encourage young women you work with to add theirs): you can submit a guest post to our blog, attend a focus group in the Bay Area, or submit an art piece to exhibit at our upcoming Creative Advocacy event.
3- Donate to support bold action.
Gen Bold is an innovative year-long project funded through a generous grant from the Hope and Grace Initiative and the Mckenzie Foundation of San Francisco. Your donation of $50, $100, or more today will help us leverage their support to reach more young women via our blog and other resources, as well as our Bay Area workshops and focus groups.
Thanks for taking action with us today!