Creative Advocacy

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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 | November 23rd, 2016|Featured Posts|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 | October 26th, 2016|Community Voices, Featured Posts|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 | 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 [...]

Weekly MashUp: News for the Week of April 18, 2016

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! Children’s Mental Health [...]

By | April 22nd, 2016|The Weekly Mash Up|0 Comments

“Through my mental health journey, I came to realize my voice is powerful.”

By Astrea Somarriba, Admin Assistant & Communications Coordinator It started with a prompt and a puzzle piece, and developed into a collection of unique experiences and artistic expressions that spoke louder than words. On Saturday, Young Minds journeyed to Youth In Mind’s Oakland office to facilitate a “Creative Advocacy” art workshop. Participants were given a [...]

By | April 19th, 2016|Art, Featured Posts|0 Comments

Some Of The Best Stories Are Told Without Words

By Astrea Somarriba, Communications Coordinator Our Social Media intern, Jeremiah, is always prepared for the perfect shot. At just 18 years old, he has built an impressive portfolio with images that represent different points in his life. When asked why photography is important to him, Jeremiah writes “I am always taking photos, whether I am happy [...]

By | April 11th, 2016|Art, Featured Posts|0 Comments