Susan reached out to Young Minds over a year ago, at a time when she really needed support. She told us she wanted to share her experience with mental illness to inspire others and end stigma. Ever since, Susan’s been a regular guest blogger on our Community Voices segment. She’s also grown into a powerful youth advocate.
In a video created just for you, Susan shares why she decided to write for our blog:
Young Minds wants to encourage more young people like Susan to share their stories. We want to give them the tools they need to become strong advocates for themselves and their communities. We also want to break down systemic barriers that keep them from accessing mental healthcare. We want to ensure that care is effective and meets their needs. Over the last year we’ve made large strides in meeting these goals. But we need your help to achieve even more.
The youth we serve need your support now, more than ever. Only 20% of young people with mental health conditions receive treatment–even less get effective care. If you believe that the mental health of our community’s children and young people is important, and want to create opportunities for happier, healthier youth, please consider donating to Young Minds this holiday season in 2 easy ways:
We’ve partnered with Amazon so you can effortlessly support youth with mental health needs through your holiday shopping! When you shop using AmazonSmile, Amazon donates 0.5% of the purchase price to Young Minds Advocacy. Bookmark this link and support us every time you shop!
You can make a donation online today to increase access to quality mental health services for young people. By donating online you will become a part of a movement to change attitudes about mental health and eliminate barriers to care for youth in need.
These are just a couple of ways that you can help Young Minds Advocacy TODAY to change attitudes about mental health and make quality care more accessible for thousands of young people. We’re asking you to give what you can to help us improve the lives of young people with mental health needs and their families. Our goal is to raise $10,000 by the end of the year. Any amount you can give will make a difference. Be sure to check out our Get Involved page for more ideas on how to support Young Minds.