FREE MENTAL HEALTH PROGRAMS
We offer free programs to teenagers of all socioeconomic and cultural backgrounds because Mental illness does not discriminate.
In 2016, our first year of programming, we impacted over 8,300 local teens with our programs.
1 out of every 4 teens suffers from mental illness, but everyone has mental health. Our prevention-based programs are designed to help teenagers develop healthy habits to deal with the stress of everyday life.
In-school presentations. Parent chat nights. Panel discussions. Perspective-based talks.
Candid and inspiring speakers address mental health topics. Young adults who have life experience with mental illness address teens in the school environment. Physicians, parents, siblings, and friends share their perspectives on being the support for someone who suffers.
Topics include: stress, signs and symptoms of mental illness, brain development, active listening, how to seek help for one’s self or for another, a healthy and positive relationship with social media, and mindfulness practices
Mindfulness is achieved by focusing one’s awareness on the present moment, while calmly acknowledging and accepting one’s feelings, thoughts, and mind/body connection. The practice of mindfulness has proven to be helpful in handling stress.
Activities include: mindfulness, yoga classes, movie nights, art projects, and community service projects. This is a safe environment for teens to relax, talk, and do something healthy for their minds.