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WMU: State Reimagines How to Support Youth Survivors of Sex Trafficking; Upcoming Health Equity Conference

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 each week! New Resource: California [...]

WMU: Which States Have the Highest Rates of Adverse Childhood Experiences?

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WMU: Grad Students Grapple with Depression & Anxiety; Webinar on Youth Homelessness

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WMU: Sonoma Halts Job Cuts; Upcoming Teen Focus Group

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WMU: State Audits MHSA Funding; Incarceration Impact Continues After Black Moms Leave Prison

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WMU: Trump Budget Proposes Cuts to Mental Health; Our Growing Shortage of MH Professionals

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Congressional Justifications for Mental Healthcare: A Dangerous Stereotype?

Most Americans are aware of the stereotype that people with mental illness are more violent and dangerous than the general population. Everyone has seen or heard of a slasher film where the “slasher” is an escaped or released psychiatric patient on a murder spree. In the last decade, due to multiple high-profile mass shootings, [...]

From James Baldwin to Kid Cudi: Conversations on Black Mental Health in Honor of Black History Month

I have always been struck, in America, by an emotional poverty so bottomless, and a terror of human life, of human touch, so deep, that virtually no American appears able to achieve any viable, organic connection between his public stance and his private life. This failure of the private life has always had the [...]

By | 2017-09-29T00:25:57+00:00 February 27th, 2017|Featured Posts, Gen Bold, Identity, Stigma Reduction|0 Comments

Home of The Brave: How Girls and Women Can Live in Boldness

In honor of our nation’s first female presidential nominee from a major party,((While Hillary Clinton is first female nominee from a major U.S. political party, Victoria Woodhull became the first U.S. woman to run for president in 1872.)) I reached out to female friends, mentors, and colleagues for a discussion on risk taking. Among them are [...]

By | 2016-11-17T17:25:51+00:00 July 27th, 2016|Featured Posts, Women's Mental Health|0 Comments

The Dangers Behind Silence and Secrecy

Mental health care, as a concept, was not something that I grew up familiar with. My family believes strongly in the generationally taught idea that any sort of challenge--whether it be about money, relationships, or health--should be handled in secret. As an individual, my identity has been shaped strongly by Indian familial and cultural values. [...]

By | 2016-11-17T17:25:57+00:00 June 14th, 2016|Blogger Intros, Featured Posts|0 Comments