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FREE MENTAL HEALTH PROGRAMS

We offer free programs to teenagers of all socioeconomic and cultural backgrounds because Mental illness does not discriminate.

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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.


SPEAKERS

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. 

Melissa was fantastic! She spoke right to our students. She captivated them with her message of speaking up for your friends, believing in yourself, and not being afraid to say that things are not perfect in your life. She was warm and engaging and our students are still talking about how powerful what she said was!
— Mrs. Leigh R. Dunavant Principal Mills E. Godwin High School
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WORKSHOPS

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

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. 

Mindfulness means paying attention in a particular way: on purpose, in the present moment, and non-judgmentally.
— Jon Kabat-Zinn
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ACTIVITIES

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.