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Your Voice is Your Power Webinar Series:

Empowering the Next Generation of BIPOC and LGBTQ+ Mental Health Advocates

This three-part webinar series, led by key experts in the field, will focus on how to address mental health through youth empowerment and a social determinant of health approach.

Session 1: What Surrounds Us Shapes Us: Equipping Young Leaders with a Social Determinants of Mental Health Lens

Wednesday, April 28, 2021 | 6:00pm ET | Register Here

Wil Crary, Program Coordinator, and Roosevelt Neely, Associate Program Manager, Prevention Institute

Social, physical, and economic conditions in communities tremendously influence the stressors that young adults experience in their daily lives. Led by Prevention Institute, this session will contextualize mental health with a social determinants lens and generate dialogue on how young leaders can take community action that addresses systemic injustice and mental health inequities.

Session 2: The Corner: Where Race, Sexuality and Mental Health Meet

Tuesday, May 4, 2021 | 6:00pm ET | Register Here

Dr. Shanéa Thomas, Senior Lecturer of Social Work Virtual Academic Center, University of Southern California

Ever think of how our race and ethnicity, gender, and sexual identity impact our mental health? Over the past year, the world has gotten overwhelming in terms of how to better treat ourselves amongst the ongoing isolation, the intensity of racial movements, and how to receive the best care to keep us all afloat. Navigating how to care for ourselves can be a struggle, especially with the cultural stigma surrounding seeking access and use of mental health care. During this session, participants will be empowered to learn how these aspects affect themselves and their engagement with mental health services.

Session 3: Dear Stranger

Tuesday, May 11, 2021 | 6:00pm ET | Register Here

Diana Chao, Active Minds Speaker

This presentation tells Diana’s personal story, from aspects of minority mental health like growing up below the poverty line with parents who didn’t speak English, to the power that even the smallest acts of kindness have had on her life. Incorporated within are strategies for maintaining mental wellbeing for ourselves and each other.




A Game Night Benefiting Mental Health

Thursday, May 13, 2021   |   8:30pm ET   |   Virtual

Join us for a night of friendly competition in support of Active Minds, the nation’s premier nonprofit supporting mental health for young adults. In place of our annual New York Casino Night fundraiser, this virtual event offers an opportunity to gather with friends and colleagues both local to the metro NYC area and across the country.

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ICYMI: National Conference 2021

Here to Stay: Mental Health in the Post-2020 Culture

February 16 – 18, 2021  |  Virtual  |  #ActiveMindsCon21

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