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