Creative Advocacy

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SAVE THE DATE! CREATIVE ADVOCACY 2018

Young Minds Advocacy's 3rd Annual Creative Advocacy is coming up! Each year, we host an evening that uplifts art and advocacy, and seeks to celebrate advocates of youth mental health — including young people that speak through their art. We’d love for you to join us, so please save the date: Saturday, April 28th, 2018 from 6 - 9 [...]

Voices of Creative Advocacy: Tristin Severns

Note: editors of the Weekly MashUp will be attending CMHACY this week. We look forward to bringing you a special edition of the WMU when we return.  On April 29th, we hosted our kick off to Mental Health Awareness Month event, Creative Advocacy, in San Francisco. We honored five youth and adult advocates for their work [...]

By | 2017-05-16T15:41:40+00:00 May 16th, 2017|Community Voices, Featured Posts|0 Comments

Let’s Hear It For the Girls!

Today is International Women’s Day--a global day of action to forge a more gender-inclusive world. Earlier this year Young Minds Advocacy launched a new project called Generation Bold: Mental Health Advocacy By Girls, For Girls. We developed this project in response to a troubling trend: young women are more likely than their male peers [...]

Giving Thanks To The Millennials At The Table

Friendsgiving dinner, courtesy of millennials. “I am so impressed with us. It’s like we’re actually adults!” This sentiment was the mantra of my Friendsgiving -- a pre-Thanksgiving meal among friends. It was first declared when my roommates and I successfully rinsed, brined, and transferred our 18 pound turkey to the oven. It [...]

By | 2017-03-22T23:22:57+00:00 November 23rd, 2016|Featured Posts, Foster Youth|0 Comments

YMA Launches New Project to Address the Mental Health Needs of Young Women

Kristina* is a great student; She’s engaged, works hard, and is the leader of several student groups. Her peers look up to her, and all of the adults in her life recognize her potential. What they don’t see is that Kristina is like a duck: calm on the surface, but paddling furiously beneath the water [...]

This Is Happiness

In the positive spirit of the recent strides in youth mental health care reform across the nation (in Duluth, Palo Alto, Cayuga County, California, and Georgia), here is a post brought to you by sheer happiness. According to Buster from the show, Arthur (one of the best shows ever): “Happiness is pizza on a Friday [...]

By | 2017-03-22T23:24:29+00:00 October 26th, 2016|Community Voices, Featured Posts, Gen Bold|0 Comments

Deja View: May 2016

"Deja View" is a new segment on our blog that gives a monthly recap of change ignited by the Young Minds community!  They say all good things must come to an end. That sentiment couldn’t be truer for 2016’s Mental Health Awareness Month--the biggest and best #MHM our #SmallButMighty organization has seen to date. Thanks to [...]

By | 2016-11-17T17:25:57+00:00 June 1st, 2016|Featured Posts|0 Comments

Voices of Creative Advocacy: Kevin Hines

On April 30th, we hosted our kick off to Mental Health Awareness Month event, Creative Advocacy, in San Francisco. We honored five youth and adult advocates for their work to improve the lives of youth with mental health needs. At the event each awardee shared why mental health matters to them with our 220 guests. We'll be [...]

Voices of Creative Advocacy: Chloe Sorensen

On April 30th, we hosted our kick off to Mental Health Awareness Month event, Creative Advocacy, in San Francisco. We honored five youth and adult advocates for their work to improve the lives of youth with mental health needs. At the event each awardee shared why mental health matters to them with our 220 guests. We'll be [...]

What Do We All Have in Common? Lessons (and Gratitude) from Creative Advocacy

Wow. What a night! On Saturday, over 220 people joined us at SOMArts Cultural Center in San Francisco for our Creative Advocacy event. We couldn’t feel more honored to have such a thoughtful, dedicated, and energetic community. Thanks to you, and the generous support of our sponsors, we raised over $23,000 to fund advocacy that [...]