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Youth Advocates Visit Legislators in Harrisburg for Mental Health Awareness Day

On May 6th, 19 youth advocates from southwestern Pennsylvania traveled to Harrisburg for Mental Health Awareness Day. The students represented 13 high schools in Allegheny and Beaver Counties, including; Aliquippa, Baldwin, Beaver, Bea...
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Nina Butler Starts Work as Project Coordinator of 15217 Neighborhood-based Teen Mental Health Initiative

Nina Butler, EdD, an educator with extensive experience in the nonprofit world, was named by the Foundation as Project Coordinator for the 15217 Neighborhood-based Teen Mental Health Initiative. She joined the staff on May 1. The initi...
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Teen Mental Health Efforts Underway in Zip Code 15217

The 15217 Neighborhood-based Teen Mental Health Initiative, a joint effort of JHF and other Jewish organizations, is giving rise to events even before the initiative begins its work in earnest. On April 28, the JCC hosted a "Community ...
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Building a Youth Advocacy Movement: Local Students Present at Rep. Dan Miller's Mental Health Summit

The teenagers participating in JHF's Youth Advocacy Network opened their session at the State Rep. Dan Miller's Disability and Mental Health Summit on March 14 by asking participants: Have you ever been passionate about something? Have...
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California Teen Presents Youth Mental Health Model Inspired by Australia

JHF hosted a presentation on March 22 about youth mental health work in Northern California, inspired by approaches in Australia. Steven Adelsheim, MD, director of the Stanford Center for Youth Mental Health and Wellbeing in the Depart...
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15217 Pittsburgh: Building a Neighborhood Safety Net From the Bottom Up for Teen Mental Health

A breakfast at Ritter's led to a breakthrough. One morning last summer at the Bloomfield diner, Jeffrey Finkelstein, CEO of the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh, was listening to JHF President and CEO Karen Wolk Feinstein descri...
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