Deja View: Susan Page Makes Waves

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Deja View: Susan Page Makes Waves

Young Minds Advocacy blogger and No Stigma No Barriers youth advocate Susan Page has been making waves, sharing her experiences in order to shatter stereotypes, stigma, and silence around mental health. Her advocacy has taken her to various organizations, including Google, the San Francisco Mental Health Board, and a diversity of communities around the Bay Area. Page’s work as a youth advocate on the San Francisco Mental Health Board is groundbreaking, as only a handful of counties across California have a youth representative on their local mental health board. Page came to work with San Francisco’s Board during a campaign with No Stigma No Barriers, a statewide transition age mental health collaborative for young people ages 16 to 25.

In addition to serving as a board member, she co-chairs the board’s recently formed Youth Committee, whose mission is to promote mental health care for youth in San Francisco. In an article by the San Francisco Examiner, Page sees her role on the Mental Health Board as being a voice for youth to “really make youth feel comfortable speaking up about their mental challenges.” Page’s story has already inspired and resonated with many. She credits blogging and advocacy as giving her the space to heal through writing and sharing her story.

Young Minds is grateful to Susan for her continued partnership, insight, and bravery in speaking out about her journey in mental health. We love you, Susan!

Read the full Examiner article here: http://www.sfexaminer.com/sf-woman-uses-struggles-advocate-well-youth/

For more information on the No Stigma No Barriers Mental Health Board campaign and Susan Page’s advocacy, visit nostigmanobarriers.org.

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By |2017-12-21T19:51:40-07:00December 21st, 2017|Community Voices, Deja View, Featured Posts, Stigma Reduction|0 Comments

About the Author:

Aisa Villarosa
Aisa Villarosa is an Associate Attorney at Young Minds Advocacy who previously represented children in Michigan’s dependency and juvenile justice systems. A lover of painting and poetry, Aisa strives to use creativity in her advocacy and community engagement around youth mental health.