The CCY Blog

Do I Need Help? A Mental Health Guide for Youth and Families

October 22, 2020

CYCL Article, CYCL News

We all have mental health challenges or experience(d) mental health challenges in the past. But when can we tell if it becomes a situation where we need to find help? Many youth (and adults) will brush off some mental health symptoms as ‘having an off day/week/month/year,’ but at what point do we tell someone, or seek professional guidance? Hopefully the following can help.

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Celebrating Halloween Safely in 2020

October 21, 2020

CYCL Article, CYCL News, Uncategorized


We are well into October, which means the weather is more brisk and the leaves are changing to beautiful shades of yellow, orange, and red. It also means Halloween is upon us! Because of COVID-19 Halloween will look a bit different, but it doesn’t have to not be fun! In fact by having safe fun this Halloween it helps us practice mindfulness and increase our mental health! The following information is from the Center of Disease Control on having a safe Halloween this year.

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California Coalition for Youth November 2020 Ballot Measures

October 1, 2020

California, CCY Docs, Policy Alerts

This November will be a very important election year for both California and the United States.  Along with voting for the Presidency and Vice Presidency, Californians will be voting on a number of ballot measures and propositions.

The following is information on California Ballot Measures and the California Coalition for Youth’s position for Propositions 14 through 25. 

Click here to download a PDF version.

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Mental Wellness – Maintenance and Strategies (2/2)

September 24, 2020

California, CYCL Article, CYCL News

Last month, we posted an article providing a few strategies that could be added to any youth’s mental health or wellness plan (if you want to check that out you can click here: Mental Wellness – Maintenance and Strategies part 1 of 2). In this article, we will explore three more useful strategies that you can add to your toolbelt!

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