WMU: DHCS Reviews GOP Healthcare Plan; Opioid Use Declines in Teens; Americans Favor Rehabilitation Over Incarceration

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 Thursday! Summary and [...]

By | 2017-03-23T17:44:56+00:00 March 23rd, 2017|The Weekly Mash Up|0 Comments

Vote Expected Tomorrow to Repeal and Replace the ACA

The House will vote tomorrow, March 23, on whether to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA, or Obamacare). The House bill proposes to cut 25% of Medicaid's budget, eliminate the guarantee that Medicaid will provide the health and supportive services (including mental health and substance use disorder services) that people need, and [...]

By | 2017-03-22T23:19:51+00:00 March 22nd, 2017|Featured Posts, Policy Action|0 Comments

When You Feel Like There’s Too Much on Your Plate

You're a daughter; a granddaughter; a sibling or BFF; a student; an employee; perhaps a dedicated religious follower; an errand girl; maybe a girlfriend or young wife; an auntie or new mommy yourself. You act as an accountant for your bills; applying to college and starting a career makes you your own public relations [...]

By | 2017-03-22T23:20:45+00:00 March 20th, 2017|Community Voices, Featured Posts, Gen Bold|1 Comment

CA provides guidance on TFC; Suicide higher among homeless teens

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 Provides Guidance [...]

By | 2017-03-17T18:21:52+00:00 March 17th, 2017|The Weekly Mash Up|0 Comments

Obamacare repeal weakens MH protections; Social media connected to isolation among youth; CDC’s final report on Santa Clara County youth suicides

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! Obamacare Repeal [...]

By | 2017-03-10T19:35:23+00:00 March 10th, 2017|The Weekly Mash Up|0 Comments

Let’s Hear It For the Girls!

Today is International Women’s Day--a global day of action to forge a more gender-inclusive world. Earlier this year Young Minds Advocacy launched a new project called Generation Bold: Mental Health Advocacy By Girls, For Girls. We developed this project in response to a troubling trend: young women are more likely than their male peers [...]

Facebook’s suicide prevention efforts; Lack of MH services for youth with ASD may lead to ER visits; MH impact of being black on white campuses

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! Facebook Hopes [...]

By | 2017-03-03T22:55:32+00:00 March 3rd, 2017|The Weekly Mash Up|0 Comments

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 | 2017-03-22T23:21:31+00:00 February 27th, 2017|Featured Posts, Identity, Stigma Reduction|0 Comments

Ending the Cycle of Trauma: How Prosecuting Youth as Adults Worsens Mental Health Challenges Among Young People and What We Can Do About It

“The system raised me, and the system failed me,” said Raymond Aguilar at a recent press conference, announcing the publication of a new report highlighting the public health outcomes of trying youth as adults.  Mr. Aguilar, a youth advocate, was prosecuted as an adult during his mid-teen years; he spent 26 years in prison. [...]

MH hotline for Muslim youth sees increase in calls; LA LGBT Center promotes youth MH; Same-sex marriage policies impact LGB teen suicide attempts

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! Travel Ban, [...]

By | 2017-02-24T19:33:46+00:00 February 24th, 2017|The Weekly Mash Up|0 Comments