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 automatically, every Friday!
A Surge in Federal Funding for Mental Health First Aid Could Make It As Popular As CPR
Contra Costa Times News – 4.19.15
Gary Scheppke saved a life when he talked a woman out of jumping off the Golden Gate Bridge. He says he was able to use effective intervention measures after being certified in a local Mental Health First Aid course, one of the many nationwide programs receiving heavy government funding in an effort to reduce preventable deaths and injuries caused by mental health conditions.
Synchronizing Youth Programs in California Shows Signs of Success
Juvenile Justice Information Exchange – 4.21.15
When youths are “dual-status”, or simultaneously involved in both the child welfare system and the juvenile justice system, they are at greater risk for mental health problems and educational delinquency. The RFK National Resource Center for Juvenile Justice is making efforts to change this by synchronizing the two systems and emphasizing rehabilitation over punishment.
California Residents Face High Levels of Discrimination Due to Psychological Stress, Study Finds
MedicalXpress – 4.23.15
According to a new RAND Corporation study, 81% of surveyed participants believe that individuals with mental health conditions “experience high levels of prejudice and discrimination.” Additionally, more than two-thirds of participants believe that they would hide a mental health problem from peers to avoid stigmatization. The report underscores the need for stigma reduction and mental health advocacy.
Is Sheltering Foster Youth Akin To Incarceration?
Open Minds – 4.18.15
The Other Mental Health Crisis
Inside Higher Ed – 4.22.15
Upcoming Events and Opportunities:
Youth M.O.V.E. National Looking for Board Members
Applications will be accepted from April 8 – April 24, 2015
Training: Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children (CSEC) 101: Identification & Awareness
Monday, April 27th, 2014, from 9-4 at 170 Otis Street, San Francisco, in the Born Auditorium
Text, Talk, Act Contest by Creating Community Solutions
Thursday, May 7th
Open Society Youth Fellowship by Open Society Foundations
Apply by May 15
What do you think of the Weekly MashUp?
Thank you for reading our Weekly MashUp each and every week! Our goal is to continue to expand our coverage on issues that matter to children’s mental health advocates like YOU! Do you have suggestions for how we could improve the Weekly MashUp? Please send us your feedback! We look forward to hearing from you!
**News stories shared by Young Minds in the Weekly MashUp do not necessarily represent the views of the organization.