Our vision.

We envision a world made up of informed families and caring communities that realize and strengthen the mental health of our youth — a world where people are just as aware of their mental health as their physical health, where families are validated and able to readily access the care they need.

Our mission.

We educate, empower, and support families and communities to better understand and care for the mental health of our youth.


Our Team.


The Youth Mental Health Project is a group of individuals who believe that:

  • Mental health lies on a continuum and includes our emotional, psychological, and social well-being.
  • A healthy mind is as important to a child’s development as a healthy body.
In order to address the devastating consequences of the current mental health crisis, early intervention and prevention must become the norm. With an emphasis on the mental health of children, teens, and young adults, we believe that educating, supporting, and empowering families and communities to understand and care for the mental health of young people is crucial to the health of a compassionate society.




Randi Silverman, Founder & President

Randi

Founder & Executive Director
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Christine Stark, Director of Business Development

Christine

Director of Business Development
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Pernille Jacobsen, Marketing Director

Pernille

Marketing Director
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Carolyn Bozzuto, Director of Finance

Carolyn

Director of Finance
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Carolyn Bozzuto, Director of Finance

Jenny

Social Media Director
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Founders

Randi Silverman – More information
Wendy Ward – More information

Board of Directors.

Carina Rush – Board of Directors, Producer, Illness Productions LLC.
Ellen Brezovsky – Board of Directors, Director Community Relations, Silver Hill Hospital
Max Silverman – BOARD OF DIRECTORS, YOUTH COUNCIL, Fulbright U.S. Scholar in Nepal
Irv Stern – Treasurer

Advisory Council.

Technical and business expertise from a variety of professions makes our work well rounded and far-reaching.

Jay Boll – VP LAUREL HOUSE, INC.; EDITOR IN CHIEF RESOUCES TO RECOVER
Janine Francolini – Founder, The Flawless Foundation
Phyllis Vine – Historian and award winning author; Families in Pain: Children, Siblings, Spouses, and Parents of the Mentally Ill Speak Out
Tara S. Levinson, Ph.D. NCSP – US Licensed Psychologist

Our Partners.


The Youth Mental Health Project seeks to partner with individuals, groups, and organizations to educate and empower families and communities to understand and care for the mental health of young people. Through meaningful conversations backed by vetted and sourced data, our programs inspire people to embrace mental health openly and without shame. Working collaboratively, we can strengthen the impact each partner can have on our youth.

NO LETTING GO - The Movie

nolettinggomovie.com

Silver Hill Hospital

silverhillhospital.org

International Bipolar Foundation

ibpf.org

The Flawless Foundation

flawlessfoundation.org

One in Five Minds

1in5minds.org

claritycgc.org

Child Guidance Center
of Mid- Fairfield

childguidancemfct.org

Michigan Association of Community Mental Health Boards

macmhb.org

Brookfield Cares

brookfield-cares.org

Teaching Everyone About Mental Health

myteam.org

National Federation of Families

ffcmh.org

Your Self Series

yourselfseries.com

Nami Mercer

namimercer.org