mental health


A False Choice on Families in New York City

Mayor Eric Adams’ administration would have us believe we must choose between funding social services and assisting asylum seekers. 


Mental Health After Foster Care 

Years after surviving foster care, J. Christian Bell finally sought therapy. Now he urges lawmakers to fund systems for youth mental health.


Let’s Ensure All California Youth Can Access Mental Health Care

Should income status determine the mental health care that youth receive? Of course not. And in California, there is finally legislation to prevent this.  Assembly Bill 665, passed by the state Legislature, would ensure all Medi-Cal youth have equal access to vital mental health counseling and support.


No Help for California Youth Denied Mental Health Care

A proposal that would have increased the number of young Californians receiving mental health care died quietly in the Legislature.

I Learned To Advocate For Myself By Speaking Up


I Learned To Advocate For Myself By Speaking Up

Advocacy impacts me because it helps me express my concerns. It's about empowering your voice, writes Daniesha Brown.


Wichita to Launch 24/7 Mobile Mental Health Units, a Cedric Lofton Task Force Recommendation

Four mobile mental health crisis teams will soon respond to 911 calls in Wichita. a reform recommended after the 2021 death of Cedric Lofton. 

    More Mental Health Resources, Less Police


    More Mental Health Resources, Less Police

    Policing in mental health cases have been harmful when foster youth are in need of support and trauma-informed services, says Tasha Matthews.

    All I Wanted was One Right...


    All I Wanted was One Right…

    Youth Voices Rising Writing Contest poetry finalist Gilbert Velazquez-Macedo writes about how the foster care-to-prison pipeline impacts mental health.


    ‘I Was So Sad All the Time. I Was So Angry All the Time.’

    California professionals continue to call for culturally competent resources to better service the mental health of young African Americans.