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Idaho Youth MOVE

Stigma-busting Buddies

Clay "buddies" were crafted to represent different mental illnesses to show the vulnerability felt by an individual. "Buddies" were created for depression, anxiety and ADHD and depicted on t-shirts. Project participants held groups with elementary aged students to talk about emotions, mental wellness and reaching out for support.

 

On Track NY

Snap Out Stigma

This project used photography as a medium for young people who have experienced psychosis to share their story and express their voice with the goal of decreasing stigma around psychosis, instilling a sense of hope and recovery, and increasing awareness of first episode psychosis (FEP) and early intervention.

 

Millennials in Action

You Are Not Alone

This short documentary featured digital stories with youth in the community. Millennials in Action hosted viewing sessions and facilitated discussions around the topics of mental illness, addiction, trauma, recovery and peer support to increase community awareness.

 

YM Broward

#ProjectBliss

An outdoor wellness day was held that included opportunities to learn about and participate in holistic approaches to wellness, and provided natural, alternative methods to cope with stress, anxiety and depression.

 

My Life

Rocking It To Adulthood Youth Conference

A youth conference was held for youth ages 13-21 experiencing behavioral health,substance abuse, foster care, and juvenile justice. In addition to a motivational speaker, the conference included workshops focused on coping skills like art, music, dance followed by workshops on topics such as applying for a job, getting into college, and budgeting along with a resource fair featuring local service and support organizations.

 

NFusionX Queen City Youth MOVE

I Am Free To Be Me Youth Summit

NFusionX sponsored Kevin Hines in recognition of National Recovery Month and Suicide Prevention Month. Kevin is a mental health advocate, award-winning global speaker, bestselling author and documentary filmmaker who reaches audiences with his story of an unlikely survival and his strong will to live. Summit break-out sessions focused on recovery and included topics such as trauma, domestic violence, juvenile justice and substance abuse.

 

YM KHROME

The Greatest Show On Earth, Don't Clown Around With Your Mental and Physical Health

A carnival-like event was held and each game played discussed issues regarding bullying and the effects bullying have on your mental and physical health. Resources to address bullying and ways to encourage positive thinking were provided to youth attendees.

 

ACCEPT TX

How I Thrive

How I Thrive is a statewide public service announcement (PSA) campaign designed to provide youth and young adults from across Texas with creative ideas for coping with stress and getting through difficult times. 10-15 second videos of youth answering questions related to coping will be distributed across social media.

 

YM Miami

Discovering Discrimination & Disparities Through Youth Voice and Digital Media

This project created a video about how youth are affected by discrimination and disparities in their communities, which ultimately affects their overall mental wellness. In addition to the video, a social media campaign, focus groups and data collection from youth were conducted.

 

Youth POWER

Wellness in the Heart of Buffalo

A wellness event aimed at reducing mental health stigma was held that included youth and young adults sharing their experiences of hope, strength and recovery as well as advocating for changes in their community. Stations and activities throughout the event focused on self-care, and included a “speak out preparation workshop” to help youth prepare to share their stories in front of an audience.

 

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Our Board of Directors is recruiting a qualified Treasurer to provide oversight of the organization’s finances! https://t.co/OguNky3WTm
Our Board of Directors is recruiting a qualified Treasurer to provide meaningful oversight of the organization’s finances and bring a financial lens to strategic planning and decision making! Apply here: http://youthmovenational.org/ymn-board-treasurer.html
YMN Board of Directors is recruiting a qualified Treasurer to provide meaningful oversight of the organization’s finances, and bring a financial lens to strategic planning and decision making.
Yesterday, we (including Family-Run Executive Director Leadership Association) asked the audience at the Building Systems of Care meeting to text in the first word that comes to mind when they think about youth and family engagement and this was the result! ✨
We LOVED the Building Systems of Care meeting participants' responses when asked about youth and family voice. ✨ https://t.co/PYu3tsWRdu
Let's set the record straight.
No, you're not "so OCD" if you want a clean house.
It's Monday, so we can all use these.
Learn 10 simple strategies that you can use to brighten up a bad day.
RT @NCWWI: How to talk to youth about 13 Reasons Why via @YouthMOVE: https://t.co/QVb4HnAvVJ
When advocating for your own #mentalhealth at work, there are just a few things you should consider. #MOVEItForward https://t.co/ax6OTPEA9w
@kaylor_liz Transportation always comes up! It's all about being accessible. 🙌
@IsabelP48609599 For sure, communication is where it begins.
When advocating for your own mental health at work, there are just a few things you should consider. #MOVEItForward
This is just one reason why employers should care about their employees' #mentalhealth. #moveitforward https://t.co/7BwAb2GeK6
This is just one reason your employer should care about their employees' mental health. #MOVEItForward
@BrettlerJason This might be the best message to end the chat! #moveitforward
RT @BrettlerJason: @YouthMOVE #MOVEitForward #mentalhealth A7) Encourage them to continue to dream, be forgiving, and for them to be mindfu…
It was lovely talking with you all. If you're in crisis, contact the @CrisisTextLine. Text TWT to 741741. #MOVEItForward
Thanks everyone for the discussion! We certainly learned a lot, and we’re hoping others did too. Till the next chat! #moveitforward
RT @hossoffYMNH: A7) Don't go in defensively; start positive and maybe start small #MOVEItForward
RT @NoWorriesIndyYM: @YouthMOVE @YouthMOVEInd #moveitforward Good supports is great, but if your workplace isn't receptive, having friends,…
Q7: What resources or tips would you point to for youth who want to advocate mental health needs in their workplace… https://t.co/6Fua62SkBh
RT @BrettlerJason: @YouthMOVE #MOVEitForward A5) Compassion, Effective Communication, and Patience.
@NoWorriesIndyYM @YouthMOVEInd For real. Want someone who isn't going to go into the conversation with already made… https://t.co/BSqt4LMDq9
RT @NoWorriesIndyYM: @YouthMOVE #moveitForward @YouthMOVEInd Being a good listener and openminded about the situation and without bias.
This is one of the biggest roadblocks in getting proper care! #moveitforward https://t.co/jOetNPJFFR
Q6: What's the next step if you find your workplace isn't receptive to hearing about your mental health needs?… https://t.co/kMke0qqDhI
Mental health accommodations at work don't have the be extravagant. Here are a few you may not have thought of. #MOVEItForward
Happy #MentalHealthAwarenessWeek! This week, we want everyone to #MOVEItForward with us in advocating for mental health in the workplace.
You may have heard 13 Reasons Why was renewed for a second season. But you may not have heard that we developed a resource sheet with quick links to articles that analyze the show, give guidance on how to talk to youth about it, as well as crises resources. You can get that here: http://buff.ly/2pVIob8
Hannah Baker’s story may be over, but her Netflix drama lives on.
For Awareness Day, we're highlighting projects from Dare to Dream America recipients. From conferences to video campaigns, see how the awardees are using this opportunity to make positive change in their communities! #HeroesOfHope
Clay "buddies" were crafted to represent different mental illnesses to show the vulnerability felt by an individual. "Buddies" were created for depression, anxiety and ADHD and depicted on t-shirts. P
"About six months ago, Patrick Ross knew things had reached a breaking point at work. An angry email he had sent to a superior — combined with occasional temper flare-ups and brusque interactions with colleagues — was endangering his job of two years as deputy director of communication at the United States Patent and Trademark Office. So before a scheduled meeting with his boss about these problems, Mr. Ross decided he needed to reveal something he had not told anyone outside his immediate family: He has bipolar disorder." #MOVEItForward
Telling an employer or supervisor about a mental disability carries potential risks and benefits, so it merits careful consideration.
The current health care bill up for a vote today could strip away mental health and substance abuse coverage from 24 million Americans. Contact your representatives right NOW. https://nami.quorum.us/campaign/3812/
Today is the day! Watch the National Children's Mental Health Awareness Day live webcast and tweet along with us on Twitter (http://twitter.com/youthmove) at 7pm ET tonight! You can register for the event before tonight here: https://nvite.com/HeroesofHope/gxlr3n
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) presentsThe National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day 2017 Live Webcast“Partnering for Help and Hope"Watch Awareness Da
We support the impact that creativity and art plays in youth mental health. We are thrilled to share this art collection that celebrates every youth being a work of art. https://arttherapy.org/i-am-a-work-of-art #IAmaWorkofArt #HeroesofHope
For the next couple weeks, as part of our #MOVEItForward campaign, we'll be sharing some tips and opinions from our network on advocating for mental health at the workplace. To start, have you ever wondered what types of mental health accommodations you're entitled to at work?
A mental health condition shouldn't be a barrier to having and keeping a job. Discover what accommodations you can ask for and how to ask for them.
NEXT WEEK is SAMHSA’s National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day webcast. This year’s theme is focused on the importance of addressing physical, mental, emotional, and behavioral health needs when providing services and supports for children, youth, and young adults. Tune in on May 4 at 7 p.m. EDT and share your questions and comments using the hashtag #HeroesofHope. https://nvite.com/HeroesofHope/gxlr3n
‪If you're in need of immediate support after watching 13 Reasons Why, text 741741 or visit http://crisistextline.org.
The premise is at odds with how experts say we should talk about the issue.
Do you have experience in foster care? We'll give you $50 for participating in our new focus group. Email Kristin to see if you're eligible right now at kthorp@youthmovenational.org.
Advocating for others isn't always easy, but these 7 tips might help.
Above all I’ve learned that if you are a person with numerous simultaneous mental disorders, your needs are likely to be different and more intensive than the needs of others. I’m here to tell you