Mental Health Leadership Institute Conference
Today Jake and Karla presented at the Mental Health Leadership Institute Conference at the Essex North Shore Agricultural & Technical School!
Mental Health Fair Tablings
This week, we had the pleasure of tabling at a mental health fair in Brockton sponsored by the Massachusetts Department of Mental Health and BAMSI, as well fairs at North Andover High School, Greater Lawrence Technical School, and Methuen High School. It was great to talk about our work with those who visited our table, as well as reconnect with some of the team that helped us recruit for our peer mentor training at Massasoit Community College!
Presentation at Youth At Risk Conference
Today, Jake and Karla presented at the Youth At Risk Conference at Endicott College about the kinds of mental health questions we receive from students at schools and how best to respond. Thank you to everyone who came out to support us!
Presentations to Medford High School
For the past two days, our peer mentors have presented at Medford High School and it was great to be back!
First Presentations at Christa McAuliffe Charter School
Today, our peers presented for the first time to Christa McAuliffe Charter School in Framingham for their mental health awareness fair. We appreciate their efforts to highlight mental health this month!
22nd Annual Massachusetts Suicide Prevention Conference
Presentations to Over 200 students in Stoneham, West Boylston, Winchester, and Wenham
This week our peer mentors presented to students at Stoneham HS, West Boylston Middle/High School, and McCall Middle School in Winchester. We also presented to The Academy at Penguin Hall for the very first time, and our bilingual outreach coordinator joined a group of Spanish-speaking students as they completed a training led by Kim Bisset of the GIFT program! It was great to be in so many different communities this week and to reach over 200 students!
Presentations in Woburn
Today, our new Peer Mentor, Eric, shared his comeback story first time at Woburn High School. It was great to be back at Woburn and to introduce him as part of our Peer Mentor team!
Presentations in Everett, Andover, and Medford
This week we presented to 230 students at Everett High School, Andover High School, and at Tufts University! Our team also tabled at resource fairs in Revere and Haverhill. It was great to share our mental health resources and play games with the youth that visited our table.
Presentations to Stacy Middle School in Milford and The Bromfield School in Harvard
This week we presented to 350 students at Stacy Middle School in Milford and The Bromfield School in Harvard. This is our first time working with Stacy, and we are glad to be expanding our programming into more middle schools. We presented shorter and age appropriate comeback stories, and had a more interactive discussion since younger students tend to have many questions.