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The Role Youth and Young Adults Play in Mental Health Legislation

Active Minds

In 2020, the Arizona State Legislature passed Jake’s Law , a multi-faceted piece of legislation aimed at increasing access to behavioral health services (including mental healthcare) in schools, improving mental health parity in health insurance, and reevaluating the state of youth mental health in the state of Arizona.

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$68M Investment at Notre Dame Aims at Mental Health Crisis

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

The University of Notre Dame has brought together a coalition of benefactors, foundations, and other funders who have committed more than $68 million to address mental health and expand access to care. Dr. John T. McGreevy, Notre Dame’s Charles and Jill Fischer Provost.

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Simple Ways to Bring Mental Health Conversations to Your School This Year

Active Minds

For many of us, mental health has become intertwined into our everyday conversations — chatting with our friends about daily stressors, reading social media posts about managing anxiety, and meeting with a therapist when things feel out of control. The good news?

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Mental Health Care Is Expensive: A Guide to Finding Affordable Services

Active Minds

The mission of Active Minds is centered around mobilizing youth and young adults to be the mental health change in their schools and communities. While truly redefining accessible mental health will take massive shifts in public policy, there are still ways to find support that won’t break your budget.

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Handling Mental Health Conversations With Family During the Holidays

Active Minds

As we adjust to a new routine and, at times, a new environment around the holidays, it can also be difficult to navigate the mental health challenges we may be facing or bringing back home with us. These mental health conversations with family can often be met with silence, discomfort, or even misunderstanding.

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Commemorating and Advocating for Veterans’ Mental Health

Active Minds

Working as the policy manager at Active Minds , the importance of mental health advocacy is prominent, especially for those who’ve served our nation. Two transformative policies that have the power to greatly support veterans’ mental health include The Brandon Act and H.R. 3011 — DOD Task Force on Mental Health.

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Survey: Students Cite Mental Health Concerns and Anxieties As Possible Deterrents for College

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

These student concerns over mental health were also found to somewhat carry over into their decisions to even go to college. The survey reaffirmed that mental health among youth in general persists as an issue. A very notable half of students (54%) also cited affordability as a potential hurdle to them going to college.