NYAMUON “MOON” NGUANY
YOUNG ADULT LEADERS
Bowling Green, KY
“I think the culture of how we view mental health needs to change. Kids of color have mental
health struggles and they’re very real ... on top of the prejudice and racism they deal with
on a daily basis already. We have to let them know we understand and truly value their
— Nyamuon “Moon” Nguany, Portland, ME
“Those words—illness, disorder, issue—are all so negative. I had a hard time getting in the
door of treatment even though I knew I needed it because those words were scary to me as
a kid. It’s important that we be mindful of strengths-based language to help our kids realize
that, hey, it’s OK to have problems.”
— Amanda Lipp, Sacramento, CA
Finding Help. Finding Hope.
Hear what Brendan
had to say in this video short.