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Youth Speak Truth to MHSOAC

Youth attendees spoke truth to power at the Innovate for Impact mental health summit, where they opened up a dialogue about the need for meaningful youth engagement by the MHSOAC. The Mental Health Services Oversight & Accountability Commission (MHSOAC) and IDEO co-hosted Innovate for Impact, California’s first innovation summit on mental health. The summit, which [...]

Meet Parents & Caregivers for Wellness

After welcoming a packed room, clinical social worker Dr. Kate Messina reminded over 100 parents and caregivers that, despite the presence of challenges and adversity, “every single moment of childhood is an opportunity to learn.” In December 2017, Messina led a two-day training in Chico, California on how parents and caregivers of youth can [...]

Get On Board!: The Call For Youth Voice On Local Mental Health Boards

County Mental Health Boards (MHBs) are official local bodies that play a fundamental role in shaping each county’s mental health system. These MHBs are responsible for championing their community’s mental health needs and challenges – including advocating for accessible, safe, and effective treatment for individuals and families. MHBs also coordinate with their county’s board [...]

News for the Week of January 18, 2016

The Weekly MashUp is a recurring segment on 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! Crossover Youth: A Shared Responsibility California [...]

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