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A call to advocate: Critical portions of the Affordable Care Act that help children and adolescents struggling with mental illness

The Affordable Care Act (i.e. the ACA or “Obamacare”) has provided more support and access to treatment for children struggling with mental illness than any other health care reform law since Medicaid. Most importantly, the ACA championed the advancement of mental health parity, which is an idea that treatments for mental illness should be [...]

Youth Mental Health Needs Your Attention Now More Than Ever

Last Tuesday was an emotional watershed moment for many of us--including young people. Youth, especially those who identify as minority group members, expressed fear about how this election will impact them and their communities: “I’m with some foster brothers and sisters and we’re all just getting through it. It’s triggering,” one youth texted our staff. [...]

By | November 14th, 2016|Featured Posts|0 Comments

Weekly MashUp: School nurses need MH training, 6 myths about suicide, New research on Medicaid coverage by state

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! School Nurses Can [...]

By | September 9th, 2016|The Weekly Mash Up|0 Comments

Weekly MashUp: Interim report on Palo Alto youth suicides, TFC available Jan. 1, Young adults more likely than other adults to be uninsured

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! CDC Releases Early [...]

By | July 15th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Weekly MashUp: Telemedicine supports rural youth with MH needs, Medicaid lifts 50 year plan, Psych. bed count across US has fallen 17%

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! Families In Rural [...]

By | July 8th, 2016|The Weekly Mash Up|0 Comments

Advocacy Update: Young Minds Sends Demand Letter to DHCS to End Unlawful Denial of Community­-based Mental Healthcare to ALL Medicaid­-eligible Youth in CA

Some of the most important rights to mental healthcare for children and youth come from federal “entitlement” programs. Generally, an entitlement is a legally enforceable guarantee of access to a public benefit or service. In other words, the prescribed service must be provided to anyone who meets the eligibility criteria. Many children have just such [...]

By | August 7th, 2015|Featured Posts, Katie A., Policy Action|0 Comments

News for the Week of April 6, 2015

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! Use of Meds [...]

By | April 10th, 2015|The Weekly Mash Up|0 Comments

T.R. v. Dreyfus and the Road to Reform

Improved Mental Health Services for Young People in Washington State – Part 2 This blog post is the second of a three-part series highlighting mental health reform litigation that Young Minds’ has been working on with our co-counsel in Washington State.  Filed in 2009, T.R. v. Dreyfus is a federal class action lawsuit brought on [...]

By | August 22nd, 2013|Featured Posts, Litigation, T.R.|0 Comments