Standing Up, Speaking: A Youth Perspective on Accessing Services
Find out what youth had to say about accessing mental health services#MOVEItForwardCheck out the story here! Read More
A Guide for Youth: Understanding Trauma
How to Start a Conversation
This new tool brings awareness to trauma and its impact on young adults. Use it to start a conversation with a youth OR check it out to make the connection between traumatic experiences and the experiences you are currently facing.
It’s a peer to peer relationship with young people sharing the same experiences, trauma, successes and challenges in life through the like minded work and activities carried out together in voice although apart in miles. Youth M.O.V.E. Houston
Youth M.O.V.E. Seminole is a part of Youth M.O.V.E. National because it provides an excellent support system of people and groups from around the country to gain assistance from, collaborate with, and grow with.
We are so delighted to welcome Marieke Johnson to the Youth M.O.V.E. National team as our new Director of Member Services!!!
Marieke now serves as Director of Member Services for Youth M.O.V.E. National and in her role supports a chapter network of youth advocates spanning 38 states. Her work includes providing technical assistance and support in the areas of youth engagement, positive youth development, youth peer support, youth voice in advocacy and policy, trauma informed care, and more.
Previously Marieke utilized her combined educational, professional, and personal experiences to support and mentor Youth Support Partners as a Supervisor/Coach with Allegheny County Department of Human Services. Additional past roles include work in various mental health settings in Allegheny County for the past 14 years.
A graduate of the University of Pittsburgh with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, Ms. Johnson recently completed her Masters in Professional Counseling at Carlow University. Please feel free to join us in welcoming her to the team by reaching out to her at email@example.com.
Calling all youth advocates and young leaders: Are you registered yet for the third convening of the Direct Connect learning community on June 29th 1:30 - 3:00 pm ET (12:30 pm CT, 11:30 am MT, 10:30 am PT)? Brie will be leading us in a conversation about youth group development and logic modeling and you won't want to miss it!
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"We often hear 'Exercise will help your mood!' but how do exercise to help depression, if the depression keeps you from exercising? Nix the self-judgement and give yourself credit."
"One study from the U.S. National Comorbidity Survey found that 18 percent of employed respondents said they had symptoms of a mental health disorder in the previous month – they tend to remain hidden at work, in large part because the stigma still attached to them makes people hesitant to approach their employers and ask for accommodations they might need."
Alexis Lahorra - a powerful youth mental health advocate from Canada and student at Concordia University – is on a mission to inspire her peers to share their voices, as loud as they can. Watch this video to find out more:
Alexis Lahorra- a powerful youth mental health advocate and student at Concordia University – is on a mission to inspire her peers to share their voices, as loud as they can. Watch this video to find out more:
June is National PTSD Awareness Month. Its purpose is to encourage public awareness of PTSD and treatments to help those who may be affected. The National Center for PTSD supports veterans, their families, and all of those who have experienced trauma to get care. You too can make a difference! Learn more: http://1.usa.gov/1pkNDN6
Have you heard of the National Queer & Trans Therapists of Color Network? "It really came from a dream of mine to connect queer and trans people of color in the mental health field to each other so we can be connected and support each other," Woodland said. "I think the level of need is so high and so real, and there’s so much trauma in our community."
"If we keep allowing our perception of what mental illness looks like to dictate how we go about recognizing and treating it, we will continue to overlook those who don’t fit the mold. We cannot keep forgetting that there are people out there who, though they may not be able to check off every symptom on the list, are heavily and negatively affected by their mental illness. If we forget, we allow their struggle to continue unnoticed, and that is pretty scary."