Idaho Youth MOVE
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.