There is no health without mental health.

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.


Max Silverman

Director of Youth Council

  • Max Silverman graduated from Bates College with an Interdisciplinary Studies major in Sociology, Politics and Education. His community work has centered around issues of educational injustice and mental health activism.

    He developed and coordinated the Auburn College Access Mentor Program for two semesters, and has worked as educational support for marginalized students throughout Maine and New York.

  • Max founded and led Bates’ chapter of Active Minds, delivering a TEDx talk on mental health and public perception.

    He wrote a community-based education senior thesis on masculinity, depression, and access to mental health supports among boys in high school and, in tandem with this work, he taught 11th grade English as a year-long student teacher at Lewiston High School. In March, he will embark on a year-long Fulbright teaching grant to Nepal.

    Watch TEDx talk here