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Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day, May 6

Date Created: May 1, 2019 01:12 PM
Author: Scotland Huber

 

From Pittsburgh to Parkland, the youth of this generation are speaking out, and they want more support. On May 6, youth mental health advocates from across Western Pennsylvania will be in Harrisburg as part of National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day. The youth will have the opportunity to explain to legislators why mental health matters to them and what they want our government to do about it.

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Youth Mental Health Advocacy Postcard Campaign 2019

Date Created: December 19, 2018 08:23 AM
Author: Scotland Huber

 

Join us in the new year as we let our elected officials know that youth mental health matters!

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Smart Adolescent Behavioral Health Advocacy

Date Created: April 12, 2018 12:53 PM
Author: Scotland Huber

 

On March 28, the Health Activist Network hosted an event that served as both an advocacy workshop and the beginning of a full-court press on creating the kind of adolescent behavioral health system that our region deserves. More than 60 attendees gained insights on effective advocacy from individuals who have rallied around children on the autism spectrum in Pennsylvania, and identified opportunities to apply similar strategies to efforts around adolescent behavioral health. The event also featured a panel discussion on engaging parents and teens in behavioral health advocacy, featuring youth and family support specialists who use their lived experience to help others enduring similar challenges.