Solving the Problem of Youth Suicide: Toward a World Worth Living In

Solving the Problem of Youth Suicide: Toward a World Worth Living In

Reposted from Free Youth Now with permission from the author. Youth mental health is a public health crisis. Reports have found that teen suicides are increasing at an alarming pace, outstripping all other age groups. Suicide death rates among young people have increased rapidly in the past decade – becoming the second-most common cause of death…

NYRA Launches New Troubled Teen Industry Nonprofit, Breaking Code Silence

NYRA Launches New Troubled Teen Industry Nonprofit, Breaking Code Silence

We are happy to announce that NYRA is now fiscally sponsoring Breaking Code Silence, a movement organized by a network of survivors and activists to raise awareness of the problems in the “Troubled Teen” Industry, to aide them as they organize their nonprofit. Youth can be kidnapped and held without their consent in these programs…

Ageism in Social Justice Movements

Ageism in Social Justice Movements

When it comes to many social justice causes —  such as LGBTQ rights, feminism, racial equality, and economic justice —  youth are typically discouraged from speaking out and leading movements. Even historically, the majority of progressive movements were led by older individuals who supposedly had more wisdom and experience than their younger counterparts. However, the…