Mental Health Advocacy

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That’s a wrap! Highlights from Creative Advocacy 2018

Our 3rd annual Creative Advocacy, on April 28 2018, brought together YMA staff, friends, families, colleagues and allies for an inspirational night of community and celebration. We left feeling re-engerized in our advocacy work and fortunate for the incredible community we've created. Here are a few of our favorite moments and snapshots from the [...]

Pros and cons of monitoring students’ browsing; CHOC to build psychiatric center for kids & youth; Stanford’s 2017 youth MH efforts

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! When A [...]

By |2016-12-23T19:11:57+00:00December 23rd, 2016|The Weekly Mash Up|0 Comments

Bill introduced to address toxic stress in CA kids; Steven Cohen invests $275M in veteran’s MH clinics; Senate passes Cures Act

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! Legislation to Help [...]

By |2016-12-09T20:23:47+00:00December 9th, 2016|The Weekly Mash Up|0 Comments

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+00:00November 23rd, 2016|Featured Posts, Foster Youth|0 Comments

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 |2016-11-17T17:25:48+00:00November 14th, 2016|Featured Posts|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 |2016-11-17T17:25:48+00:00November 11th, 2016|The Weekly Mash Up|0 Comments

1 in 5 CA parents experienced abuse as kids; Sleep affects teens self-regulation; Research on correlation between poverty and 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! New Data: Surprising [...]

By |2016-11-17T17:25:48+00:00November 4th, 2016|The Weekly Mash Up|0 Comments

3 Ways to Practice Self-Care this Election Season

“There’s my big, growing nation. How you doing, Champ?” For his ninth opening monologue on Saturday Night Live, Tom Hanks returned to a role he has embraced, repeatedly, in films like Saving Private Ryan, Apollo 13, and Captain Phillips — one bringing clarity and calm to an atmosphere of chaos. Wrapped in a cozy sweater [...]

By |2016-11-17T17:25:48+00:00November 2nd, 2016|Featured Posts|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 |2016-11-17T17:25:48+00:00October 28th, 2016|The Weekly Mash Up|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 [...]