Counselors for Change is a collaborative high-impact coalition of passionate mental health professionals, educators, students, parents, community members, and partnering agencies dedicated to improving the mental health of communities through awareness initiatives, education, advocacy and outreach. We define a counselor as one who advocates for the well-being of another and values the diversity of backgrounds, expertise, and experiences our members and volunteers bring to the table.
Counselors for Change seeks to increase mental health awareness, education, outreach, and advocacy to school-aged youth and those who are entrusted with their care, empowering individuals and communities with the support and resources needed to actualize their full potential.
Counselors for Change envisions a world where everyone has early and ongoing
access to mental health education and quality services.
Posters for Change 2021: Enter now! Our 3rd Annual Mental Health Posters for Change Event is now open to all 6th-12th grade public, private, and home school students inspires the next generation to take an active role in increasing community resiliency through mental health education and outreach. Submission guidelines, deadlines (March 26, 2021) and forms can be found at: 2021 Poster Contest Guidelines or under our Posters for Change info page.
Call to action: Counselors for Change believes that we all have the capacity to be a counselor ~ one who advocates for the well-being of another. At the root of well-being is a world that is just, equitable, and safe. It is worth noting that trauma tends to be a common denominator keeping us from these ideals and trauma does not discriminate. However, we are all living in and influenced by a broken system that does. We all have bias, a racialized identity, and blind spots. Awareness and education through open dialogue and leaning into the uncomfortable places is where change happens. We cannot change what we do not see or choose not to see. We invite you to join us to be a part of that Change. Be a “Counselor”. Have tough conversations, speak up, speak out, be accountable, advocate, take action, learn, grow, be compassionate, be kind.
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