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National nonprofit accepting applications for 2022-23 Young Mental Health Leaders Council

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Mental Health America is looking for young adults (ages 18-25) to participate in a six-month effort to make a difference to meet the needs of their peers.

The Young Mental Health Leaders Council is looking for people who have created programs and initiatives that fill gaps in mental health resources in their communities – from policy to apps and peer support to sports.

Selected applicants will participate in a six-month cohort to connects and share ideas with others throughout the United States.

Participants will:

  • Attend monthly 90-minutes meetings
  • Receive one-on-one mentoring for professional growth
  • Gain leadership opportunities
  • Highlight ideas via MHA’s social media
  • Present at MHA local and national events
  • Join a network of young mental health leaders
  • Receive a $1,000 stipend

The YMHLC centers lived experience as essential to meeting the mental health needs of youth and young adults.

Applications are due by August 19. Applicants will be notified of selections by September 16.

For more information, click here.

Crystal Graham

Crystal Graham

Crystal Abbe Graham is the regional editor of Augusta Free Press. A 1999 graduate of Virginia Tech, she has worked for nearly 25 years as a reporter and editor for several Virginia publications, written a book, and garnered more than a dozen Virginia Press Association awards for writing and graphic design. She was the co-host of "Viewpoints," a weekly TV news show, and co-host of Virginia Tonight, a nightly TV news show. Her work on "Virginia Tonight" earned her a national Telly award for excellence in television.