The immigration system in the United States is woefully broken, consistently harming vulnerable immigrant populations and corrupting the American ideal of a safe haven for any who may need it. MAP’s Immigration Team aims to combat these injustices and advocate for the rights and inclusion of all immigrants, documented or otherwise. For the 2019-2020 school year, the our team focused on the crisis undocumented families face at the southern border and the issues facing undocumented immigrants and farmworkers living in California.
H.R. 4420: Timely Mental Health for Foster Youth Act
S.1122: Mental Health Services for Students Act of 2019
Mental health refers to our emotional, psychological, and social well being. According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, 1 in 6 US Youth aged 6-17 experience a mental health disorder each year, making this issue especially relevant for high school students. In today's society, the stigmatization of mental illness prevents many from seeking help, and its roots lie in a lack of awareness and understanding. To alleviate this issue, MAP's Mental Health Reform team lobbies for bills increasing funding for mental health resources and combats the stigma around mental illness through awareness and education campaigns.
IT'S OKAY TO NOT BE OKAY
Issue Team Events
March for Education
MAP members and Mitty students march for better teacher pay, improvements in school infrastructure, enhanced mental health counseling resources, and increasted investment into all of California's public schools and their students.
Social Media Campaign
As quarantine started due to COVID=19, MAP's Mental Health Reform team took to social media sites like Instagram and other platforms to spread awareness about mental health as well as tips on how to destress and cope with isolation in such a challenging time.
Priyal Patel, Anish Bhadani