National Eating Disorders Awareness Week
Did you know more people die from anorexia than any other mental health disorder?

Incidences of eating disorders have been on the rise every decade since 1950. In fact, 30 million people in the U.S. will have or have had one at some point in their life. It's also common for them to go hand-in-hand with other mental health illnesses, like depression or alcohol and substance misuse.

We'd like to spotlight a new eating disorders screening tool created by our friends at the National Eating Disorders Association. If you think someone you know and care about might be living with an eating disorder, forward them this completely confidential new screening tool.

And you can stay more informed during National Eating Disorders Awareness Week online by searching the hashtag #NEDAwareness .
Youth MOVE Nevada participated in a statewide summit
 
Nevada's system of care hosted a Youth and Family Mental Health Engagement Summit -- and more than 80 participants turned up to each location statewide. Conversations they had at their summit will help inform their strategic plan and be the starting point for their freshly minted Youth MOVE chapter's outreach.

Resources & Opportunities
Save the Date: Direct Connect
Our next Direct Connect National Leaning Community will take place Wednesday, April 12, at 3:30 p.m. ET with special guest Chacku Mathai. We'll be sending more information in the coming weeks, but make sure to register now so that you don't forget.
Interested in communications? Young Adult Council seeks new members
SAMHSA's Caring for Every Child's Mental Health Campaign seeks new members for its Young Adult Council. Participants ensure youth voice is included in the Campaign's efforts by advising on messaging and materials, providing feedback on trainings and events (like National Children's Mental Health Awareness Day), and helping develop digital and social media content. All council members receive compensation for their time. If you're a youth or young adult between the ages of 16 and 26 with lived experience in mental health, consider applying by clicking here.
We're still looking for participants for our foster care focus group
If you're a young adult between 18-27 who has lived experience in foster care, take notice. We're partnering with Rutgers University to reflect on your experiences in foster care and use your experiences to improve mental health care for other youth in care. If you have something to share, let us know. You will receive a $50 for your time.