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