The Healthy Young Minds Campaign
Today's young people face unprecedented challenges.
The U.S. surgeon general and the American Academy of Pediatrics have declared a youth mental health crisis in the United States. As the nation's leading nonprofit organization advocating for children and families in the digital world, Common Sense is stepping up to address this crisis.
The Healthy Young Minds campaign is a multiyear initiative focused on building public understanding of the youth mental health crisis, spotlighting solutions, and catalyzing momentum for industry and policy change.
Read on to find out how you can get involved.
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For families and educators, ensuring a successful year in and out of the classroom means supporting kids' mental health.
Our five focus areas
1. Normalize youth mental health challenges—work to reduce stigma and raise awareness about the prevalence of youth mental health issues.
2. Promote programs and ideas that increase social connection and decrease loneliness.
3. Emphasize the importance of prevention and early intervention strategies to support youth mental health.
4. Ensure responsible social media platform design and promote platform accountability for the safety of young people online.
5. Publicize specific steps to take for anyone experiencing an acute mental health crisis.
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