National Youth Movement Promotes Understanding of Mental Illness and Reduces StigmaPosted: December 14, 2012
is a youth led national organization devoted to improving services and systems that support positive growth and development by uniting the voices of individuals who have lived experience in various systems including mental health, juvenile justice, education, and child welfare.
Youth ‘Motivating Others through Voices of Experience’ (M.O.V.E.) National unites the voices and causes of youth while raising awareness, reducing stigma, and advocating for youth rights and voice in mental health and the other systems that serve them, for the purpose of empowering youth to be equal partners in the process of change.
In October Youth M.O.V.E. National (YMN) separated from the National Federation of Families for Children’s Mental Health (FFCMH) to become an independent non-profit organization. Youth M.O.V.E. currently has 30 chapters across 26 states and they are continuously expanding by initiating new chapters. If you know of a youth group that is doing extraordinary work and would like to be affiliated with Youth M.O.V.E. National they can fill out a chapter application.