Silver Linings

Welcome 2020 hands in winter gloves Heart symbol with sunset

As 2020 slowly crept to its end, I found it harder than usual to find silver linings. But as I sat down to write a piece about the new year, I reminded myself of the power of turning pain into purpose and knew I needed to reflect back on 2020 before moving forward. I found …

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YMHP Statement on Racism in America, and its Impact on Mental Health

Black Lives Matter

The Youth Mental Health Project stands in solidarity with all who oppose racism and inequality in our nation, and we demand systemic change. We condemn all institutions and leaders who promote and perpetuate violence. We believe that Black Lives Matter. We are listening and we want to do better. We know that It is not …

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Support and Connection for Families During Crisis

Mom Comforting Child

Today is my 55th birthday and, as I reflect, I am filled with gratitude. Ten years ago I was diagnosed with breast cancer. My children were 9, 13, and 15 years old, and my middle son was in a residential treatment center after having struggled for years with major depression, anxiety, and bipolar disorder. These …

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Change, Resilience, and The Youth Mental Health Project

A Letter from our Founder, Randi Silverman Resilience: an ability to recover from or adjust easily to misfortune or change.* When my son was very young, well before I knew that he would be diagnosed with anxiety, depression and bipolar disorder, it seemed as though the slightest disappointment or change would rock him to his …

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Randi Silverman’s Straight Talk with Tracey

Straight Talk Tracey

Our Founder and Executive Director, Randi Silverman was interviewed by Tracey on her monthly Straight Talk with Tracey. In the interview Randi talks about the Youth Mental Health project and how we work to educate and support parents and key stakeholders so they can nurture the mental health and well-being of children. They talk about …

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