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Panelists share stories to promote suicide awareness; Major Depression up 37% in teens; How the election affected MH of kids

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! Suicide Survivors [...]

By | November 18th, 2016|The Weekly Mash Up|0 Comments

Advocates working to enroll 80 – 100k undocumented youth for expanded Medi-Cal; More adolescents complete suicide than die from car accidents

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! Advocates Push for [...]

By | November 11th, 2016|The Weekly Mash Up|0 Comments

Fed. Parity Task Force issues report; Peer-Recovery model effective for substance abuse patients; Choline prenatal supplements may prevent mental illness

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! FACT SHEET: Federal [...]

By | October 28th, 2016|The Weekly Mash Up|0 Comments

Bill to Provide Equal Access to Mental Healthcare for Foster Youth Heads to the Governor’s Desk With Virtually Unanimous Support

On Monday, Assembly Bill 1299 (Ridley-Scott), “Medi-Cal Specialty Mental Health Services for Foster Youth,” passed the California State Assembly and is now on its way to the Governor’s Desk. This marks a turning point in a nearly 20 year effort to ensure all foster youth have equal access to mental healthcare. Foster youth are three [...]

Deja View: July Highlights from the Young Minds Team

"Deja View" is a new segment on our blog that gives a monthly recap of change ignited by the Young Minds community!  A Fond Farewell to Founding Associate Attorney, Wesley Sheffield Wesley Sheffield had just passed the California Bar in 2012 when she took a job at the newly founded nonprofit, Young Minds Advocacy Project. She [...]

By | August 11th, 2016|Deja View, Featured Posts|0 Comments

Don’t Make Them Fight It Alone

By definition, mental health is in relation to “a person’s condition regarding their psychological and emotional well-being.” Negative attitudes and beliefs towards people who have mental health conditions surround us each day. There are many myths about mental health: mental illness makes someone “crazy”; people experiencing mental health conditions are unstable, violent, or even dangerous. [...]

Disconnect to Connect

Snapchat. Instagram. Facebook. Twitter.  Most people are aware of these forms of social media and have spent time perusing, posting, and commenting on these applications. Children born after the year 1995, commonly referred to as Generation Z, have been raised using this type of technology.  Technological advances are great accomplishments for the world and have [...]

By | June 29th, 2016|Blogger Intros, Featured Posts|0 Comments

Honoring Kevin Hines: “Mental Health Champion” Awardee

May is Mental Health Awareness Month, and to celebrate, Young Minds will be hosting a kick off event to help fight stigma towards mental illness and support advocacy that improves lives. At the event we will also be honoring youth and adult leaders whose work has inspired us and has made a difference in the lives of young people with mental [...]

By | March 1st, 2016|Community Voices, Featured Posts, Stigma Reduction|0 Comments

BREAKING NEWS: Therapeutic Foster Care (TFC) Approved as Medi-Cal Service for California Youth!

A critical intensive mental health service will soon be available to foster youth in California! Therapeutic Foster Care (TFC) is a specialized community-based treatment designed for children with significant mental health needs who cannot be cared for in their own homes. TFC offers intensive treatment in a family setting using specially trained foster parents as [...]

By | February 25th, 2016|Featured Posts, Foster Youth|0 Comments

Lincoln Youth Mental Health Forum

Please join legislators, policy makers, agency leaders, and mental health advocates as they come together to develop state and federal legislative proposals for improving mental health services for youth and families. A light breakfast will be provided. Legislators/Elected Officials & Panelists: Assembly Member Rob Bonta, 18th District Assembly Member Tony Thurmond, 15th District Assembly Member Bill Quirk, [...]

By | January 8th, 2016|0 Comments