Boston 25 News on Kids and Mental Health
Check out this Boston 25 News segment showcasing students from La Colaborativa in Chelsea, Wake Up Youth Action Team in Wakefield, and GHS Mental Health Ambassadors in Gloucester talking about mental health in their communities. We were happy to help these young people share their experiences and we’d like to give a big thank you to Kerry Kavanaugh for making this possible!
Everett Wave’s Mental Health Night
We were so grateful to be invited to speak at Everett Wave Club’s Mental Health Night. We spoke to a great group of teens about how to take care of your mental health and speak to your family about it as well. A huge thanks to Liliana and the amazing team at the Eliot Family Resource Center in Everett!
Presentations to 473 Students at Lowell High School
This week, we presented to 473 students at Lowell High School! It was amazing to reach to so many students in Lowell and to respond to a wide variety of questions about mental health and therapy.
QPR for Staff at The Beyond House and Department of Health
Over the past two days we provided the suicide prevention training: QPR: Question, Persuade, Refer, to staff at The Beyond House Access Center in New Bedford and virtually to staff at the Department of Health. We appreciate their time and commitment to learning best practices for helping someone who may be at risk of suicide in their communities.
Presentations to Students at Everett High School and MLK Charter School in Springfield
Today, our Peer Mentors presented to 13 high school students at Everett High School and 50 5th graders at MLK Charter School in Springfield. It was great to talk about mental health for students of different ages, and at MLK Charter, we got the chance to pet a bearded dragon!
Professional Development in Hingham, Belmont, and Beverly
The past few days we trained staff at Hingham High School in QPR: Question, Persuade, Refer: Suicide Prevention Training, presented Mental Health 101 to staff at Belmont Public Schools, and presented a mental health support training for the Beverly Fire Department. We also started up another round of the Let’s Talk About It! teen group at the Eliot Family Resource Center in Everett. We look forward to the next session of this ongoing support skills group!
Amy Kerr’s “I Am More” Reception at the Northshore Mall
Tonight, we had the pleasure of joining Amy Kerr’s “I Am More” reception at the Northshore Mall. It was amazing to see the portrait of our Bilingual Outreach Coordinator, Karla, displayed so prominently in the gallery along with the group of outstanding subjects. We appreciate Amy Kerr for her dedication to sharing the stories of resilience and creating portraits of those with mental health challenges and disabilities.
Peers Present in Melrose, Concord, and Newburyport
This week we presented to over 125 students at Melrose High School, Nashoba Brooks School in Concord, and Newburyport High School. It was a great experience to share insight about different kinds of therapy, how to distinguish typical feelings from a mental health challenge, and available resources in schools!
QPR for School Staff in Chelsea, Salem, and for the Department of Public Health
This week we presented QPR, Question, Persuade, Refer: Suicide Prevention Training, to providers through the Department of Health, staff at Phoenix Academy in Chelsea, and to staff at Salem Academy Charter School.
Tabling at Montserrat College of Art
Our Peer Mentor, Kay-Kay, tabled at Montserrat College of Art’s Career and Internship Fair today. We have hired students from Montserrat in the past, and many of our Peer Mentors are currently in college, so it was great to be a part of this event, talking to students about the Peer Mentor role.