Mental Health Awareness Month

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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

I’m Winning A War With My Brain Every Day

This Mental Health Awareness Month, I’m reflecting back on a year of experiences that strengthened me, but also made me see the frustrating reality of what it means to have bipolar disorder. I recently read an article that said living with bipolar disorder doesn’t get better but it becomes more manageable, and for me this [...]

By | 2016-11-17T17:25:58+00:00 May 23rd, 2016|Community Voices, Featured Posts, Stigma Reduction|0 Comments

Recipe for Wellness: Bring It All to the Table

By Aisa Villarosa, Associate Attorney Since her death in 2014, my grandmother’s legacy of recipes has outlived her earthly body. At least a few times a year, my Lola (“grandmother”) takes a seat at the family table through the lovingly recreated afritada, adobo and pancit she made for her children and grandchildren. We savor these [...]

By | 2016-11-17T17:25:58+00:00 May 16th, 2016|Featured Posts, Identity, Stigma Reduction|0 Comments

Calling All Youth Artists and Poets!

This week, Young Minds is celebrating Creative Art Therapies Week by reflecting on the different creative outlets we use to share our stories and practice self-healing. Check out the video below to hear why art, writing and other forms of creative expression matter to our team: https://vimeo.com/158936999 Young Minds Advocacy believes in the power [...]

By | 2016-11-17T17:26:00+00:00 March 14th, 2016|Art, Featured Posts|0 Comments

Mental Health Awareness Month 2015 Wraps-Up

Thanks to YOUR support and a lot of green ribbons! Wow! What a difference a month can make! As May comes to a close and we reflect on this year’s Mental Health Awareness Month, we can’t help but feel incredibly grateful for the generosity and dedication of our community. In only 31 short days, we [...]

Weekly Mashup Special Edition: Videos We Love!

Throughout the month of May we will be taking a break from our usual weekly news round up to bring you The Weekly Mashup: Special Edition! Each Friday, in honor of Mental Health Awareness Month, we’ll be highlighting our favorite resources, campaigns and organizations that are a part of the movement to make mental health [...]

Social Media + Mental Illness: The Good and The Bad

Social media backfired on me, but it also gave me my life back by Susan Page, Guest Blogger There once was a time in my life when I felt like I could connect with everyone and everything in the same way that billions do on social media outlets everyday. But when it came to my [...]

By | 2016-11-17T17:26:11+00:00 May 12th, 2015|Community Voices, Featured Posts|0 Comments

Weekly Mashup Special Edition: Campaigns We Love!

YMAP is launching The Weekly Mashup: Special Edition series in honor of Mental Health Awareness Month! Each Friday for the month of May, we’ll be highlighting our favorite resources, campaigns and organizations that are a part of the movement to make mental health a priority! News lovers, don’t worry, you can visit our Facebook page [...]

By | 2016-11-17T17:26:11+00:00 May 8th, 2015|Featured Posts, The Weekly Mash Up|0 Comments

May is Mental Health Awareness Month!

Decide to make a difference this month! 1 in 5 young people have, or will have a serious mental illness. 1 in 5! And yet, many youth experiencing a mental health challenge feel like they have no one to talk to, no one who understands them, and nowhere to turn to get help. Only 20% [...]