SBHA Mental Health Blog: Crisis Intervention Trainings for Youth at SBHCs Can Address Mental Health Crisis

By Lauren Metcalf , SBHA Youth Advisory Council member The following reflects Lauren’s lived experiences, thoughts, and opinions. Nearly a third of youth struggled with mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. This has only increased conversations about the youth mental health crisis. As a teen, hearing … Read more

Caring For Your Mental Health As A Young Person

By Jordi Alftine , SBHA Youth Advisory Council member The following reflects Jordi’s lived experiences, thoughts, and opinions. Mental health is crucial to overall well-being, particularly for teenagers and young adults. Unfortunately, mental health issues are increasingly prevalent in this age group, affecting individuals across the globe. The teenage and young adult years are complicated … Read more

Why Mental Health Is Important Now More Than Ever

Date: Feb 22, 2021  Author: Baila Salifou, Youth Advisory Council member  Content:  By Baila Salifou, Youth Advisory Council member  Baila is a freshman at George Washington University in Washington, D.C. She is focused on tackling mental health stigmas and healthcare discrepancies associated with youth in America, as well as youth across the globe.  The following … Read more

School-Based Health Centers Enhance Self Esteem

Date: September 16, 2020  By Andre Armour, Youth Advisory Council member Andre is a young advocate seeking peace and proper justice for his community. He believes that his purpose in life is to serve others in whatever capacity is needed. Imagine yourself at your lowest state in your life. What was the situation? Where were you? What did … Read more

What Life is Like in NY, the U.S. Epicenter of the Pandemic

Date: May 28, 2020  By Fathima Lye, Youth Advisory Council member Fathima Lye is a college junior in NYC. She is an advocate for school-based health centers and works to spread awareness on youth-centric issues and doing what she can to help. She hopes to engage with health professionals and youth across the country and impact lives for the better.  … Read more

How You(th) Are the Key to Tackling the Stigma on Mental Health

Description:  The stigma on mental health, specifically within a school setting, aids in the already challenging task of treating common mental health needs among adolescents. Led by the School-Based Health Alliance’s Youth Advisory Council (YAC), this webinar will provide youth testimonials on SBHC work within this vital treatment area; tools and resources to aid in the … Read more