/Tag: Storytelling

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 |2017-03-22T23:22:57-07:00November 23rd, 2016|Featured Posts, Foster Youth|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 [...]

Thanks for an unforgettable evening!

It’s not every day that you turn four. Thanks to the support of many of you, Young Minds Advocacy did it in style! On Friday, October 7th nearly 70 community members joined us for our 4th Anniversary Celebration in Menlo Park. We raised almost $21,000 to support advocacy that changes lives thanks to the generosity [...]

By |2019-04-24T14:25:15-07:00October 13th, 2016|Featured Posts|0 Comments

We’re Partnering With The Mighty!

We're thrilled to announce a new partnership that will bring Young Minds Advocacy's resources in front of The Mighty's wide-reaching readership. Young Minds Advocacy will now have a growing home page on The Mighty and appear on many stories on the site. The Mighty is a story-based health community focused on improving the lives of people facing disease, disorder, mental illness and [...]

By |2019-04-24T15:56:27-07:00June 8th, 2016|Community Voices|0 Comments

Some Of The Best Stories Are Told Without Words

By Astrea Somarriba, Communications Coordinator Our Social Media intern, Jeremiah, is always prepared for the perfect shot. At just 18 years old, he has built an impressive portfolio with images that represent different points in his life. When asked why photography is important to him, Jeremiah writes “I am always taking photos, whether I am happy [...]

By |2019-04-24T14:23:23-07:00April 11th, 2016|Art, Featured Posts|0 Comments

Storytelling Will Save the World…Yes, Even Yours

By Josh Rivedal, Guest Blogger Captain’s log, Stardate January 2011. Where unfortunately many have gone before. I’m twenty-six years old and thinking about dying… actually, I’m not being entirely truthful. I’m dangling halfway out the fourth floor window of my bedroom in New York City. I don’t really want to die. I just want the emotional [...]

By |2019-04-24T14:18:46-07:00November 5th, 2015|Community Voices, Featured Posts|0 Comments

My Journey to Understand Collective Trauma & Transcend Personal Barriers

By Astrea Somarriba, Admin Assistant & Communications Coordinator “When you go to the brothel do not take anything with you. Your notes are fine, but those earrings...take them off. No phone. Keep any money in your bra. Wear comfortable shoes and clothing. If anyone touches you, leave.” I am sitting in Ixchen, a women’s health [...]

Storytelling Can Change the World

How my life in Uganda shapes the work I do today By Helen Seely, Communications Coordinator Before joining the YMAP team in November, I worked in East Africa. I had been chosen to partner with a community in rural Uganda to help an incredible family build a health clinic in their disconnected village. My job [...]

By |2019-04-24T13:55:54-07:00February 4th, 2015|Featured Posts|0 Comments