Calling on mental health advocates to help establish a school culture of caring and support for BIPOC and LGBTQ+ students nationwide.
Over the last decade there has been a rise in mental health issues among youth and young adults. This rise has been even more pronounced among Black, Indigenous, and/or people of color (BIPOC) and LGBTQ+ young adults.
BIPOC youth are more likely to be impacted by the pandemic, police violence, and longstanding racial discrimination. Similarly, LGBTQ+ youth are more likely to experience discrimination, a lack of social support, and limited access to appropriate health care, all of which impact mental health. Experts predict that mental health challenges will continue to rise. Learn more here.
Right now, we can – and must – prioritize the wellbeing of all students, specifically BIPOC and LGBTQ+ students.
This spring, Active Minds is calling on high school mental health advocates to help establish a school culture of caring and support for BIPOC and LGBTQ+ students nationwide through our NEW Your Voice Is Your Power Ambassador program.