Mental Health: Yours, Mine and Ours

July 14, 2015

Check out this new video from the Children, Youth & Family Consortium (CYFC) at the University of Minnesota. In a clear and concise way, Cari Michaels, MPH, helps us understand the importance of addressing the challenge of improving children’s mental health through a public health framework.

  • “The term ‘mental health’ is often misunderstood in our society. Many people think it means the same as ‘mental illness,’ or they think it’s the exact opposite of mental illness. But the meaning of ‘mental health’ is more complex than these popular views indicate.”

If you are meeting with your congressional representatives any time soon to discuss mental health reform, share this video in advance of your meeting and encourage them to watch it.

Imagine – looking at mental health through a public health lens. Who woulda thunk it?

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