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Obamacare repeal weakens MH protections; Social media connected to isolation among youth; CDC’s final report on Santa Clara County youth suicides

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! Obamacare Repeal [...]

By | 2017-03-10T19:35:23+00:00 March 10th, 2017|The Weekly Mash Up|0 Comments

Wellness Starts with Our Youth: A Series on Bay Area Youth Leading Change in Mental Health

“Wellness” is a term you hear often in Silicon Valley. But what does it really mean? To some families, wellness revolves around externally gratifying accomplishments – a child is doing well if he or she is earning straight As, participating in resume-bolstering extracurricular activities, and getting into the most prestigious universities. From parents to [...]

By | 2017-04-10T23:07:43+00:00 February 9th, 2017|California, Community Voices, Featured Posts|0 Comments

Love, Loss, and ‘Rising Strong’

September is Suicide Prevention Month. In my circle of work, however, every month is Suicide Prevention Month. Two years ago, during my sophomore year, I lost a peer to suicide—this was not the first death by suicide at my school, and it was unfortunately not the last. Over the past few years, suicide shaped the [...]

In the Land of Startups and Stanford, Where’s the Support for Kids?

We made a family move to Palo Alto, California nearly 3 years ago, when our daughter Zoe was 13.  Relocation is hard, especially when you love your home and we loved New Mexico.  Still, my husband and I hoped that the move to a new community would broaden Zoe’s exposure to the world, offering her [...]

By | 2016-06-06T20:23:43+00:00 June 6th, 2016|Community Voices, Education, Featured Posts|0 Comments

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 [...]

News for the Week of April 12, 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! Panel: No Easy [...]

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

News for the Week of March 9, 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! California Rejects Thousands [...]

By | 2016-11-17T17:26:12+00:00 March 13th, 2015|The Weekly Mash Up|0 Comments