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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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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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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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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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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Summer Programs Engage Allegheny County Youth Advocates

Youth advocates have opportunities to raise their voices this summer, thanks to two partners of the Jewish Healthcare Foundation (JHF) Youth Advocacy Network. Programs through the neighborhood-based teen mental health initiative UpStre...
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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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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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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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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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