Engaging young people in advocacy, education & prevention
Creating social change around alcohol, drugs, and more

Resources for Youth

*This post was written by AF, a 22-year-old student at CSU Channel Islands, born and raised in Ventura County and passionate about keeping the youth and other members of the community safe, informed, and responsible.

It’s summer, and for many of us, that means increased time and freedom and decreased responsibilities.

"1 in 5 Americans will be affected by a mental health condition in their lifetime and every American is affected or impacted through their friends and family." 

Mental health affects all of us and is still something widely underplayed, not taken seriously and even ridiculed. Conditions span everything from anxiety and

*THE NAMI on Campus CSUCI club is a student-run, student-led organization that provides mental health support, education, and advocacy on campus. Our mission is to improve the lives of students who are directly or indirectly affected by mental illness, increase awareness of mental health services on campus, and to eliminate

* This post was written by a Ventura County young adult.

Substance abuse is not something commonly spoken of or even thought of in the culture of my religion, which is why it felt especially alien and nerve-wracking to attend a substance abuse support group meeting - which I did -

FACE is no longer operational; however their website maintains a free download list of resources, strategies and materials, including PDFs of over 40 poster concepts, youth focused materials, policy initiatives, community organizing options, case studies, logos, surveys, films, handouts and ideas.

Information and resources about communicating with parents, the body, mind, sexual health, drugs/alcohol and more.

Lots of questions answered for you on this page -- how the body works, staying safe, health problems, and more. Fun games and quizzes, too.

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