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Our mission.


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


Creating Lasting Change.


The Youth Mental Health Project is a grassroots nonprofit organization whose mission is to educate, empower, and support families and communities to better understand and care for the mental health of our youth.

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.


What We Do

Who we are

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.

Connect with us to learn more about the Youth Mental Health Project.


Put your time, enthusiasm, and creativity to work helping to promote better mental health for youth!


The Youth Mental Health Project simply wouldn’t exist today without the hard work of dedicated volunteers. We have multiple internship opportunities in summer, fall, or winter/spring semesters for high school students, college students, and those pursuing graduate degrees.

If you are are motivated to reduce blame, shame, and misunderstanding about mental health and to work for change, we want you to apply!

Read about our Internship Job Opportunities today!

Fill out our Internship Application today!

Together, we can create a world where people are just as aware of their mental health as their physical health and where families are able to readily access the mental health care and support they need.

Apply here.

Join Our Board

Committed Board Members Wanted

The Youth Mental Health Project is seeking multiple new members to expand our volunteer Board of Directors and guide its next phase of growth and development.

If you are committed to improving the lives of children, youth, and families struggling with mental health challenges and you have experience in finance/accounting, law, non-profit leadership, resource development and fundraising, mental health, public relations, or digital marketing, we want to meet you!

View the Board Member Job Description.

Submit a resume and letter of interest, including your experience with mental health and your inspiration to apply to Valerie.Barton@ymhproject.org.