What It Means to Be a Youth MOVE National Board Member

My name is Rae, and I serve on the Youth MOVE National Board of Directors. If I’m being completely honest, I could never have envisioned this as the direction my life would go in. I grew up in a small town in Massachusetts. I had both my parents, my brother,…

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How Shanica Became an Effective, Strengths-Based Leader

Shanica was no stranger to the behavioral health system. She had navigated it, struggled to use her voice, and sometimes didn't know how to advocate for herself. Still, she wanted to give back. She wanted to be an advocate for young adults who were currently part of the mental health…

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MOVE It Forward 2019: Youth voice meme showdown

This year, for our annual #MOVEItForward campaign, we asked young adults nationwide to send us their mental health memes. And boy, did they deliver. The #MOVEItForward campaign was in celebration of Children's Mental Health Awareness Day (May 9, 2019). The purpose was to shed light on: Youth voice in the…

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