July 2023

Youth-Driven Recommendations to Increase Mental Well-Being in Schools

By California HOSA (Cal-HOSA) Students and Participants, 2019 California HOSA Youth Speaking Up for Youth Mental Health Day, Sacramento, California. Capturing youths’ perspectives and recommendations to promote positive mental health, early identification of social determinants, and reducing stigma associated with mental health.

Human Services Academy: A Career Pathway Model for Youth Interested in Mental Health

By Gustavo Loera, Ed.D., founder of the Human Services Academy, Mental Health America of Los Angeles. This small learning community model emphasizes the importance of curriculum integration across academic subjects and the mental health industry sector. Guiding students in making a meaningful connection between classroom instruction and employment can shape their career and life trajectory.