Mission: Young Minds Advocacy uses strategic communications and collaborative advocacy to help youths, their families, and communities access mental health services and supports, and improve mental health system performance and accountability.
Target demographics: young people and their families
Direct beneficiaries per year: thousands
Geographic areas served: California and other Western states
Programs: legislative and policy advocacy that breaks down barriers to quality mental health care for young people and their families.
i found Young Minds Advocacy when I was at one of my lows. I have bipolar 1 disorder and finding that I could contribute to a mental health blog and help other people was life changing for me. The organization has a passion about mental health and helping foster youth that is very admirable and inspires me every day to live with my illness with my head up high.
I think it means something when you truly mean an organization has been one of the things that has saved my life and has contributed to me being able to live a life I want to live. I am happy knowing I can write about what is going on in my life with bipolar and I trust Young Minds Advocacy to share my story.
I've recently gotten involved with the organization and love everything about it! Everyone I've worked with is so positive and considerate. I love the work they have done and are planning to do. The organization as a whole is humble and dedicated to a great cause!