Mental Health Advocacy Academy FAQs

When is the deadline to apply for the Academy?

Applications are due before or on September 8, 2022.

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How will Academy members receive their stipends?

Active Minds will offer $500 to up to 30 mental health advocates to participate in the Academy in Fall 2022. To be eligible, students should attend high school and identify as BIPOC and/or LGBTQ+. Stipends will be shared upon completion of the Academy.

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What kinds of support will Academy members receive?

Academy members will have an opportunity to network with facilitators and Active Minds staff during and between Academy sessions. Academy members will also have access to a Slack channel where they can ask questions or share ideas.

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What will Academy members receive?

Participant stipend Professional training from nationally renowned policy and mental health experts  Networking opportunities with other young adult mental health advocates  Active Minds swag

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What is the timeframe for the Mental Health Advocacy Academy?

The Mental Health Advocacy Academy will run from September 21 – November 16, 2022. Meetings will be held via Zoom every wednesday for 2 hours between 6pm – 8pm EST.  It is expected that you attend all the meetings.

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What is mental health advocacy?

Mental health advocacy is a growing trend where people who are passionate about mental health are contributing to changing the conversation about mental health through advocating for policies and awareness campaigns. Young adults have made clear that the most pressing mental health-related issues include addressing racial justice, creating equitable access to mental health care, developing…

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