Healthy Minds, Healthy Bodies: Promoting Mental Wellness in Youth


  • Nathaniel Batiste, Youth Advisory Council Member, Founder, Health Advisory Council, Woodlawn High School, Baton Rouge, LA
  • Anna Casalme, Youth Advisory Council Member, AmeriCorps member, AltaMed, Los Angeles, CA
  • Nicole Carrollo, Youth Advisory Council Member, Summer Youth Intern/President YHAC, Building Healthy Futures, Omaha, NE
  • Cameron Estrada, Youth Advisory Council Member, Founder, Impact Teens, Roswell High School, Roswell, NM

Mental health, especially for youth, goes untouched and unspoken far too often. The health and academic effects of poor mental health impact students, their families, and the communities they live in. Join the School-Based Health Alliance’s Youth Advisory Council (YAC) as they share their perspectives on mental health, how SBHCs can promote awareness, and ways adolescents and adults can work together to overcome stigmas and improve student health. Focus areas include: mental health trends and misconceptions, understanding the impact of depression and anxiety, and practical strategies for youth, school, and family engagement.

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Additional resources:
Mental Health Resources for Adolescents
Youth Mental Health First Aid Course at 2016 Convention
“Be the Change” Youth Training Program
Video: The Person Beside You, OPS Northwest Thrive Club