CHC Teen Mental Health Committee’s Speak Mindfully Campaign
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.
Speak Mindfully is a campaign that was created by the Teen Mental Health Committee to raise awareness on how to be mindful when using language related to mental health.
Recognize. Notice how you or others are using mental health terms in your everyday conversation. Is it being used as an insult?
Have Courage. It takes a lot of bravery to confront yourself or a peer once you identify a problem. Have the courage not to undermine other people’s valid experiences with mental illness.
Persist. It takes time to build a habit. So don’t give up.
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More about the Teen Mental Health Committee
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. 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
Do you need someone to talk to? CHC Clinical Services Coordinators can arrange a free 30 minute Care Consultation so you can explore options with an expert. Call or email our Clinical Services Coordinators at 650.688.3625 or email@example.com to set up an initial Consultation appointment.