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Rebellious Communication and Radical Vulnerability: The new wave of mental health advocacy

If you want to understand us, listen to what we are not allowed to say. This mantra on “rebellious”(()) communication, inspired by Filipino political prisoners decrying their country’s martial law in the 1970s, can resonate in any instance where one’s voice is taken away or limited. Those living with mental illness or working in mental [...]

“Through my mental health journey, I came to realize my voice is powerful.”

By Astrea Somarriba, Admin Assistant & Communications Coordinator It started with a prompt and a puzzle piece, and developed into a collection of unique experiences and artistic expressions that spoke louder than words. On Saturday, Young Minds journeyed to Youth In Mind’s Oakland office to facilitate a “Creative Advocacy” art workshop. Participants were given a [...]

By | 2016-11-17T17:25:59+00:00 April 19th, 2016|Art, Featured Posts|0 Comments

Highlights from Recent Youth Mental Health Policy Forum: “Building a True System of Care”

By Annabelle Gardner, Director of Communications On January 8th, Lincoln Child Center in Oakland hosted a mental health policy forum aimed at developing state and federal legislative proposals for improving mental health services for families and youth in California. The forum featured a panel of legislators, policy makers, agency leaders, and mental health advocates. Panelists [...]

Weekly Mashup: Lessons from CMHACY

Throughout the month of May we will be taking a break from our usual weekly news round up to bring you The Weekly Mashup: Special Edition! Each Friday, in honor of Mental Health Awareness Month, we’ll be highlighting our favorite resources, campaigns and organizations that are a part of the movement to make mental health a priority! Youth Voice Rings [...]

By | 2016-11-17T17:26:10+00:00 May 22nd, 2015|Featured Posts, The Weekly Mash Up|0 Comments

“We Have to Raise Strong Children, Not Fix Broken Ones”

Highlights from Lincoln Child Center’s Youth Mental Health Forum By Irene Cantizano, Communications Intern Last Friday, the Lincoln Child Center, a mental health provider organization in Oakland, hosted a Youth Mental Health Forum aimed at identifying ways to best meet the mental health needs of children and youth in California. The forum included a panel [...]

By | 2016-11-17T17:26:13+00:00 January 28th, 2015|Featured Posts, Policy Action|0 Comments

Minority Mental Health Awareness Month

Fighting Stigma in Minority Communities Mental illness is the number one health issue affecting young people in the U.S., surpassing both asthma and diabetes. Four million American youth deal with a serious mental health issue that affects their everyday lives. Unmet mental health needs can lead to youth failing in school, being removed from their [...]

By | 2016-11-17T17:26:17+00:00 July 30th, 2014|Featured Posts|0 Comments

Week of March 17, 2014

This Week's Top Stories for Children's Mental Health Advocates The Weekly MashUp is a reoccurring segment on Hear Me Out, the Young Minds’ Blog, highlighting the most pertinent local and national news for children’s mental health advocates.  Young Minds in the News  New Funding Scheme Complicates Mental Health Provision The Chronicle of Social Change – 3.19.14 The Chronicle for [...]

By | 2016-11-17T17:26:22+00:00 March 21st, 2014|The Weekly Mash Up|0 Comments