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This New Year, Please Remember the Kids Who Can’t Go Home

“He wanted to ride his bike into traffic.”  “He returned home with cuts on his neck.”  “He’s talking suicide…Please take action.”  “He turned a knife on himself when he was six.”  These words reflect the experiences of four young men who have never met, are from different towns, and have their own unique life stories.  [...]

Weekly Mashup: CA Audit Finds Weak Oversight of Psych Drugs; LGBTQ Youth At Higher Risk for Suicide, Sonoma Reduces Barriers to MH Care for Latinos

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! State Audit Slams [...]

By | 2016-11-17T17:25:50+00:00 August 26th, 2016|The Weekly Mash Up|0 Comments

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

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

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 | 2016-11-17T17:26:04+00:00 November 5th, 2015|Community Voices, Featured Posts|0 Comments

This September, Prevention Can Start With You!

By Susan Page, Guest blogger TRIGGER WARNING This post contains information about suicide which may be triggering to those who have experienced suicidal ideation, loss of a loved one to suicide, or survived attempted suicide. Suicide happens more often than we would like to think, as I found out for myself earlier this year. I [...]

By | 2016-11-17T17:26:05+00:00 September 16th, 2015|Community Voices, Featured Posts, Uncategorized|0 Comments

News for The Week of September 7, 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! Can Big Data [...]

By | 2016-11-17T17:26:05+00:00 September 11th, 2015|The Weekly Mash Up|0 Comments

Some People Just Suck

by Kevin Hines, Guest Blogger Carefully maneuvering to grab the third plane of the day, I reached the line to board. Dressed in royal blue, the gate agent made his first announcement: "Anyone who needs assistance, extra time, or has a disability may board now.” I approached the front of the line. "Pardon me", I [...]

By | 2016-11-17T17:26:13+00:00 February 11th, 2015|Community Voices, Featured Posts|0 Comments