May 3, 2022
The NAN Project Recognized During Children’s Mental Health Week

Today, The NAN Project was honored to be recognized, along with the Malden Police Department and Eliot Community Services, during Mayor Christenson’s Children’s Mental Health Week Proclamation. We appreciate this especially after our work last summer with The Malden Police Department, offering QPR Suicide Prevention Training and Mental Health 101 to officers alongside representatives from Eliot Family Resource Center and the PACT (Program for Assertive Community Treatment) Team. We look forward to continuing our work in Malden and serving youth during Children’s Mental Health Week and year-round!

April 29, 2022
Presentation at the American Association of Suicidology Conference in Chicago

Today, The NAN Project team was in Chicago for the American Association of Suicidology conference! Jake our Executive Director, Donna our Clinical Director, and Lizzie our Assistant Director presented a workshop about our peer-to-peer model and far-reaching impact on students and community stakeholders across MA to an audience of nearly 100 people. We have really enjoyed connecting with different organizations these past couple days doing the important work of suicide prevention across the nation. Our first out of state conference was a huge success, and we look forward to more in the future!

April 26, 2022
First Out of State Presentation and Peer Mentor Graduation

Today was groundbreaking for The NAN Project as we held our first ever in-person presentation out of state! We presented to the students at the University of New Hampshire, most of whom were studying occupational therapy. We were extremely impressed with the audience’s questions and enjoyed the discussion that followed. We look forward to more programming at UNH as well as more colleges and universities!

Our newest cohort of Peer Mentors also graduated today from our training at YouForward in Lawrence and we are excited to welcome them to the team.

April 25, 2022
Presentations to McCall Middle School and Revere High School

Today we presented to McCall Middle School in Winchester and to students of The Power of Know in Revere High School. We were pleased to share our stories of lived experience and discuss mental health with them!

April 19, 2022
Peer Mentor Training at YouForward Lawrence

Today was our second day of Peer Mentor training at YouForward Lawrence. The morning started with part 1 of QPR and our trainees worked on writing their stories in the afternoon. We are beginning to see our trainees put together their comeback stories and we look forward to them sharing their completed stories next week!

April 11, 2022
Presentations to Lowell High School and QPR for UTEC

This week we have presented to over 265 students at Lowell High School! We also held a QPR presentation for staff members UTEC in Lowell.


April 8, 2022
Presentations to Danvers High School and New Heights Charter School

Today we presented to Danvers High School and New Heights Charter School in Brockton.  We were grateful to return to Danvers and to present to New Heights Charter as we expand our programming into more of the South Shore.


April 5, 2022
SOS Programming at Wakefield Memorial High School

We had our very first Peer Mentor presentation for Wakefield Memorial High School today alongside their SOS (Signs of Suicide) program. This program educates students about depression, suicide, and how to ask for help. We are excited to continue our work with Wakefield!

April 4, 2022
Tabling at MASCA
We had the opportunity to table for the MA School Counselor’s Association (MASCA) annual conference this week! It was great to connect with so many school counselors who care deeply about their students, and we saw some familiar faces as well. We look forward to attending again next year!
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