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Youth Mental Health Services

Big Change Can Come in Small Packages

Cynthia Germanotta | Posted 08.04.2015 | Impact
Cynthia Germanotta

While national, big-name groups can have a tremendous reach, organizations that provide programming and resources on the ground -- no matter how small -- are a vital component of the nonprofit ecosystem.

Born This Way Foundation: Reaching Young People Directly

Susan Swearer, Ph.D. | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Susan Swearer, Ph.D.

Traditional mental-health delivery methods that we think are appropriate, like telephone hotlines and self-help books, may not actually be useful or effective for young people. Born This Way Foundation is committed to listening to young people themselves and connecting them with the resources they prefer to use.

New Study Identifies Barriers to Mental-Health Services for Young People

Cynthia Germanotta | Posted 10.14.2014 | Impact
Cynthia Germanotta

Typically, telephone hotlines have been promoted as a vital resource for youth who need to reach mental-health professionals. However, more young people than ever are using text messages and digital outlets to communicate. Shouldn't we meet them halfway?

It's Elementary: Ample Guns + Paltry Mental Health Services = Tragedy

Mark W. Schleisner | Posted 02.18.2013 | Crime
Mark W. Schleisner

It's a recipe for never-ending tragedy. And I'm not just talking about tragedies like Newtown. What about all the times that people have killed others by gunfire in an act of road rage, family bickering, or a squabble with someone down the block?

David Wood

Youth Mental Health Services Often Neglected For Many Teens | David Wood | Posted 12.18.2012 | Healthy Living

Adam Lanza, the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooter, is not known to have been professionally treated for mental illness. In that he was not alone. A...