Presentations for Revere and Winchester Students
Over the past two days, our team presented to 173 students at Revere High School and McCall Middle School in Winchester. The middle school students especially, had so many questions! It was great to listen to their thoughts and clarify some helpful information on mental health!
Dr. Bettina Love Speaks at Bryt Symposium
Today, we attended the Bryt Symposium! Bryt is a program that helps students that have mental health challenges re-enter into their classes full time. There, our Office Coordinator, Sarojini, and intern, Lauren, attended a presentation by Dr. Bettina L. Love called “We Gon’ Be Alright, But That Ain’t Alright” Abolitionist Teaching and the Pursuit of Educational Freedom. We appreciate the insight she shared and her support of teachers, parents and caregivers who are fighting injustices in their schools and communities.
Presentations to 242 Students at Lawrence High School
Over the past two days we presented to 242 students at Lawrence High School! It was great to get into some deep conversations about opening up to trusted adults at school and how to support a classmate that is struggling with their mental health.
First Presentations to North Andover High School
This week we presented to students at North Andover High School for the first time and trained Gloucester community members at YOUnity Drop In Center in QPR. We also held our 3rd session of support circles for 8th graders at Galvin Middle School in Wakefield, focusing on different types of stress and managing reactions through a few interactive games.
Peer Mentor Training at Massasoit Community College
This week our team trained 6 new Peer Mentors at Massasoit Community College! We’re so excited for them to join our team and share their comeback stories at schools across Massachusetts.
Presentations to 298 Students in Chelmsford and Burlington
This week we presented to 119 students at Chelmsford High School and 179 students at Burlington High School. Our Peers spoke about what finding mental health support looks like outside of high school to graduating seniors at Burlington and sparked great conversations around support for adults!
The NAN Project Featured on WBZ
QPR for Metco Staff in Lexington
This afternoon our team presented QPR to Metco staff in Lexington. The conversation about how to identify signs of potential suicide risk and how to support youth was so encouraging!
Coaching Day with Hannah Mell
At today’s coaching day, we were joined by Hannah Mell– a social worker and close friend of The NAN Project–who led us in some activities around understanding when we need help, how to communicate these needs, and how to apply these skills in the workplace.
Presentations to 277 in Framingham and Wakefield
This week our peers presented to students at Joseph Keefe Technical High School in Framingham, it was great to answer questions about seeking support and using positive coping strategies. Our team also trained librarians at the Wakefield’s Lucius Beebe Memorial Library in QPR: Question, Persuade, Refer: Suicide Prevention training and shared comeback stories to students at Galvin Middle School in Wakefield to assist in their SOS: Signs of Suicide training.