Raise awareness, reduce stigma, and educate teens on how to speak mindfully to avoid language that undermines people’s valid experiences with mental illness. This campaign is run by teens.
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CHC’s Teen Mental Health Committee is a place for teens to voice ideas, develop solutions, and take collective action to address teen mental health and suicide in the community.
This group works to:
- Create a powerful forum for teen voice and action, including creating opportunities for teens to talk with teens from different high schools about their thoughts and experiences related to mental health
- Empower teens to create positive change in their schools and communities related to mental health
- Incorporate youth voice and gain teen input regarding CHC’s teen initiative ideas in order better target our programming to teens’ needs
The Teen Mental Health Committee is part of CHC’s Teen Mental Health Initiative. The group is led by teens from various local high schools and mentored by Bridget McCormick, LMFT and CHC’s Anna Parnes, PhD and Christine Wang, MEd.