Speakers:  Students hear an initial presentation by a certified, young adult speaker with life experience with teenage depression and/or anxiety. We proudly partner with the Minding Your Mind Foundation to provide the in-school speakers.

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.


Would you like to know more about this program or how to bring it to your school? Let us know!

We are proud to serve the following schools:

Caroline County Public Schools
Caroline High School **

Chesterfield County Public Schools
Tomahawk Creek Middle School
Midlothian High School
Monacan High School

Goochland County Public Schools
Goochland High School **

Hanover County Public Schools
Battlefield Park Elementary School
Liberty Middle School
Atlee High School **

Serving Metro Richmond
Maggie Walker Governor’s School **

Henrico County Public Schools
Tuckahoe Elementary School
Tuckahoe Middle School
Deep Run High School **
Douglas S. Freeman High School
Glen Allen High School
Henrico Performance Learning **
Mills E. Godwin High School **

Virginia Colleges and Universities
VCU – Active Minds; Rams in Recovery
UVA – Athletic Mentor Program

Washington, DC
Gonzaga College High School

Tampa, Florida
Jesuit High School
St. Mary’s Episcopal Day School

Hickory, North Carolina
Challenger High School
Maiden High School
St. Stephen’s High School

Prince George County Public Schools
JEJ Moore Middle School

Powhatan County Public Schools
Flat Rock Elementary School
Powhatan Middle School
Powhatan High School **

Richmond City Public Schools
Albert Hill Middle School **
Binford Middle School **
Open High School **
Thomas Jefferson High School **

Richmond Area Private Schools
Collegiate School **
Kenston Forest
Millwood School
Orchard House
St. Bridget’s School **
St. Catherine’s School **
St. Christopher’s School
St. Gertrude High School
St. Mary’s School
St. Michael’s School
The New Community School
The Steward School **
Trinity Episcopal School **

We are proud to serve the following community organizations:

  • American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

  • Beacon Tree

  • Change the World RVA

  • Children's Hospital of Richmond at VCU

  • Comfort Zone Camp

  • Communities in Schools

  • Children’s Mental Health Resource Center

  • Friendship Circle

  • Jenkins Foundation

  • McShin Foundation

  • YMCA





Minding Your Mind's Speaker

Listen to Drew's powerful message about his own personal experience with mental health struggles and the positive turn his life took after he chose to SpeakUp.

Minding Your Mind’s primary objective is to provide mental health education to adolescents, teens, and young adults, as well as parents, teachers, and school administrators. Our goal is to break the silence, to reduce the stigma and destructive behaviors often associated with mental health issues and illnesses, and to move away from crisis-based response to prevention through education.

The Minding your Mind course has impacted me in ways I couldn’t have imagined. It taught me to be especially mindful of others and what they could be going through before judging. Often, people don’t realize how quick they are to judge, but this course really opened my eyes and I looked forward to every Friday, it made my days so much better!!
— Mary-Katherine, Deep Run High School student