Local Teen Mental Health Partners Amplify Youth Voice

This is the second article in a series on the JHF Teen Mental Health Collaborative grantees and their work to provide mental wellness and peer supports to Allegheny County youth during the COVID-19 pandemic, aided by a total $318,000 i...
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JHF Sponsors Art Show Featuring Local Teens’ Work on Pandemic, Mental Health

The Jewish Healthcare Foundation was pleased to support a teen art exhibition, hosted by local partners The Second Floor at the JCC, the Friendship Circle of Pittsburgh, the Center of Life, and the 10.27 Healing Partnership. The exhibi...
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Jewish Healthcare Foundation Approves $517K to Support an Innovative Development in Personalized Treatment and Access to Mental Health Support for Teens

The Jewish Healthcare Foundation (JHF) on August 30 approved new grants to develop an artificial intelligence solution that provides a new approach to research, clinical decision making, and a personalized, safer model of medical exper...
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Community Partners Engage Teens on Mental Health with Expressive Arts

In fall 2020, the Jewish Healthcare Foundation (JHF) awarded thirteen community-based organizations in Allegheny County a total $318,000 in emergency grants to provide emotional support and opportunities for connection for local teens ...
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Youth Filmmakers Explore Mental Health in JHF-Funded Pitt Research Project

The Jewish Healthcare Foundation (JHF) funded and supported a University of Pittsburgh research project to create a series of films on mental health created by youth filmmakers in Pittsburgh. The films premiered during a public virtual...
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May 23 Declared Teen Mental Health Awareness Day in Pennsylvania and City of Pittsburgh

The Pittsburgh City Council and Governor Tom Wolf officially declared May 23, 2021 as Teen Mental Health Awareness Day in the City of Pittsburgh and Pennsylvania, via a proclamation written by a team of high school students from the PA...
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May 23 Declared Teen Mental Health Awareness Day in Pennsylvania and City of Pittsburgh

Lt. Governor Fetterman and City of Pittsburgh Councilperson Strassburger presented proclamations to youth mental health advocates PITTSBURGH, PA (May 24, 2021) – The City of Pittsburgh and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania officially de...
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JHF Teen Mental Health Panel Features Youth Voices

On April 12, the PA Youth Advocacy Network presented a youth voice panel as part of the 2021 Representative Dan Miller Disability and Mental Health Summit. The panel featured Abby Rickin-Marks (senior, Fox Chapel High School), Connor D...
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Teen Mental Health Collaborative Joins to Serve Communities

The JHF Teen Mental Health Collaborative has been hard at work since launching in late 2020. Representatives of the 14 grantee organizations have attended several virtual meetings, during which the Collaborative has defined their objec...
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Youth Advocate Wins PA NAMI Award

The PA Youth Advocacy Network is pleased to share that youth advocate Abby Rickin-Marks has been chosen as the recipient of the NAMI Keystone Pennsylvania's 2021 Youth Mental Health Leadership Award. We are so proud of Abby and her wor...
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UpStreet Launches Website

Congratulations to UpStreet Pittsburgh on the launch of their new website! Check out the UpStreet site here. UpStreet provides mental health services to teens in Pittsburgh and the surrounding areas, currently offered through an access...
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JHF Awards $398,000 in Teen Mental Health Grants to Local Organizations

As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, many teens and families in the community are experiencing a toxic mix of fear, stress, disappointment, isolation, and confusion. Some may be directly affected by COVID-19, reckoning with illness am...
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Summer Internship on Mental Health Advocacy Empowers Youth

Fourteen students from Pittsburgh and Allegheny County had a transformative experience this summer through a virtual internship focused on mental health and advocacy. The internship, part of Partner4Work's Learn & Earn Program, was...
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Youth Advocates Ramp Up Action as Summer Begins

The school year may be ending, but the Jewish Healthcare Foundation's (JHF) Youth Advocacy Network members aren't slowing down anytime soon. In June, youth connected with Pennsylvania Representative Sara Innamorato to discuss mental he...
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Youth Advocates Expand Activities for Mental Health Awareness Month

Students from the JHF's Youth Advocacy Network joined their voices to advocate for improved teen mental health resources as part of Pennsylvania's Mental Health Awareness Month. In addition to sharing messages about mental wellness – p...
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Local Teen Mental Health Advocacy and Support Continues as PA Legislation Shows Progress

On April 27, Pennsylvania announced progress on legislation that would improve mental health insurance for residents, including teens. This comes at a time when many teens must face unique challenges during the COVID-19 pandemic t...
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Youth from 26 School Districts Advocate for Teen Mental Health

"Do you have friends with whom you feel safe talking about mental health? Is there one adult at your school who you feel comfortable going to for support?" asked Bridget Hughes, a student at Winchester Thurston High School. Bridget and...
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Addressing Today’s Teen Challenges through Activism, Calculated Risk, & TikTok

On February 20, the Jewish Healthcare Foundation, in partnership with the Jewish Women's Foundation of Greater Pittsburgh, brought adolescent expert and author Sara Pipher Gilliam to Pittsburgh as part of the Pittsburgh Arts & Lect...
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Raising Resilient Teens: An expert panel provides perspective and insight

Four renowned teen mental health experts gathered in Squirrel Hill on Sunday, November 3 to share information about fostering resilience in youth, responding to trauma, and identifying mental health risks and warning signs. ​ According...
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Creating a safe space for teen mental health and empowering youth to combat stigma

As a growing number of teens experience mental health problems, this February JHF and community partners launched a neighborhood-based initiative in Squirrel Hill to strengthen the youth mental health safety-net. A core component of th...
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