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Policy Action

We reform state and local mental health policies and programs to improve the lives of youth and their families. Effective mental health policy leads to more youth growing up in their own communities, graduating from high school, building positive long-term relationships, and successfully transitioning into adulthood. Our advocates have the unique knowledge, expertise, and influence to push for system-wide changes—positively impacting not just one, but thousands of youth.

Our policy action efforts include:

  • Educating stakeholders and decision makers on the mental health needs of youth
  • Advocating for effective policies and programs that improve the lives and youth at the state and local level
  • Building public support for youth-friendly policies and programs

Current Policy Action Initiatives

Latest Blog Posts

WMU: Protections Against Conversion Therapy; Studies Show LGBTQ+ Mental Health Disparities

April 20th, 2018|0 Comments

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 [...]

WMU: Counties Present Plans to Innovate; Webinar on Foster and Homeless College Students

April 13th, 2018|0 Comments

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 [...]

CREATIVE ADVOCACY AWARDS 2018: MEET LAURA & KIJAFA!

March 28th, 2018|0 Comments

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 [...]

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