Guest Post: Youth MOVE Ohio Highlight

Written By: John Dellick This blog highlights events that Youth MOVE Ohio has participated in during the month of May! Youth MOVE Ohio is a youth and young adult-led organization devoted toward improving services and systems to promote youth inclusion, mental wellness, positive supports, and healthy transitions. You can learn…

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Guest Post: Promoting Alcohol Misuse Prevention this April

Written By: CAPT Jeffrey A. Coady, Psy.D., ABPP, Acting Director of SAMHSA’s Center for Substance Abuse Prevention and SAMHSA Region 5 Administrator , originally published by SAMHSA This April, as we observe Alcohol Awareness Month, there is an important opportunity to highlight the positive impact of the effectiveness of underage drinking prevention…

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Guest Post: Cloe Wilder’s Mental Health Journey

Written by: Cloe Wilder I was diagnosed with OCD when I was seven years old. I was terrified and ashamed of this diagnosis, mostly because I didn’t know what it meant. When you’ve struggled for all of your childhood, someone putting a name to what you’ve been experiencing feels wrong.…

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Thriving, Not Just Surviving

Written By: Madeline Zielinski & Azieb Abraha There is a struggle for people to be able to survive in our current society and its systems, much less thrive. In this blog we will be highlighting a young musician who is not only surviving, but thriving through her efforts to create…

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Guest Post: November is National Adoption Month

Written by Erin Bader from Child Welfare Information Gateway A sense of belonging and connectedness is a vital human need. We all need the love and support of others in order to achieve our goals and meet our personal definition of success. Unfortunately, young people in foster care are often…

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Guest Post: Being a Supportive Ally Part II

Being A Supportive Ally - Everything is the Same and Everything Has Changed  Part II This is What Being An Ally Can Look Like Written by Gwen White I have dedicated time and energy to be an adult ally to both colleagues and youth.  I am passionate about and dedicated…

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