There is no health without mental health.

People with mental illness can lead productive, fulfilling, normal lives with proper treatment and support.


About The Youth Mental Health Project.

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    Purpose

    We want to improve the lives of children and families by promoting mental health education about youth. We aim to create sustainable action and lasting change.

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    Why

    Mental health is critical to a young person’s social, emotional and cognitive development. Poor mental health can lead to academic failure, limited employment opportunities, involvement in the criminal justice system and difficulties maintaining relationships.

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    How

    We use personal storytelling through film, community conversations, workshops and educational tools to change hearts, minds and perceptions about youth mental health. We provide parents, practitioners, teachers, clergy and students with practical knowledge and education to increase mental health literacy and reduce misunderstanding, shame, blame and silence.


Principles

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    We believe that mental health is essential to a young person’s development.

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    We believe in inspiring collaborations among community partners in an effort to promote awareness and encourage conversations about the importance of mental health among youth.

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    We believe that early intervention and prevention is essential to the improvement of outcomes and the reduction in the incidence and severity of serious mental illness.

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    We believe that mental illness is universal and can impact any child, adolescent or young adult.

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    We believe that suicide is preventable.

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    We believe that people who have diagnosable mental health conditions can live productive, satisfying and meaningful lives.

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    We believe the future is ripe with discoveries about the brain and that further research developments are essential to our knowledge of its functioning and the overall spectrum of mental health.

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    We believe that treating families with kindness, compassion and understanding is essential to recovery.

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    We believe educating all community stakeholders, including parents, teachers, caregivers, pediatricians, children, adolescents, and young adults, to recognize signs and symptoms of mental health disorders will make it more likely that young people will seek out and receive help, making early intervention possible.

Our Team.

The Youth Mental Health Project is a group of individuals who believe that mental health is imperative to all health. We strive to encourage, engage and ignite conversations of mental health that elevate the common community. We are dedicated to a world where mental health issues are not only solvable but, in as many cases as possible, also preventable.

Randi

Founder & CEO

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Wendy

Founder & Executive Director


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Max

Director of Youth Council


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