"I'd just as soon kiss a Wookie." That quote from Princess Leia communicates perfectly the response youth gave me when I invited them to this year’s CMHD (Children’s Mental Health Day) webinar by SAMHSA.
Ouch. It’s actually the best offering I have ever seen from SAMHSA who scored an amazing appearance of Michael Phelps to appear on a nationally broadcast webinar for CMHD. Year after year, the best we have seen from our national leaders has been an appealing theme and some talking points. Not even Youth M.O.V.E. National has been able to offer the kind of quality seen in other movements to its participating chapters.
Clackamas County has announced that they will be honoring Youth M.O.V.E. Oregon’s (YMO) Amanda Willard, with the 2017 Super Heart Hero Award on Thursday, May 4, 2017. The award is given to peers who have performed extraordinary work in their community.
Before Jenna came to YMO, she suffered immense trauma and had run away from home many times. At thirteen, an older friend introduced her to marijuana and cocaine. By the time she turned fifteen, Jenna had tried thirteen different drugs and meth had become her drug of choice.
Community Members Gather at State Capitol to Celebrate Children’s Mental Health and Advocate for Integrated Health Care . On May 7th, 2015, Youth M.O.V.E Oregon was joined by 250 Oregon youth, young adults, families, and advocates at the Oregon State Capitol to celebrate the 10th annual National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day (NCMHAD).
In April, Youth M.O.V.E. Oregon was joined by Lane County community members, statewide advocacy partners, professionals, youth, and young adults in celebrating the grand reopening of the Eugene Drop.