For Communities

The NAN Project has adapted much of our programming for groups of young people or adult stakeholders in the community. All of our programming is offered free of charge, virtually or in-person, and can be tailored to fit the needs of your community group.

“Informative, interactive, and it felt like a safe space for questions and concerns.” -Community Stakeholder, Roxbury

Question, Persuade, Refer (QPR)

This training will empower the audience to act as a bridge to help for a young person who may be struggling with suicidal thoughts. QPR is not intended to be clinical, but rather, but to offer a suicide prevention tool anyone can use. This interactive training offers three simple steps – Question, Persuade, Refer, as well as suicide statistics, risk factors and warnings signs, and strategies on how to support a young person dealing with mental health challenges.


Peer Mentor Presentation

These stories detail our Peer Mentors’ struggles with mental illness and other issues facing young people, but more importantly, discuss the supports they were able to access and the coping strategies they have employed to find a path to recovery. By presenting these stories,we create a safe space for communities, especially young people, to talk about mental health. In these presentations we also cover the signs and risks of a peer who may be struggling, as well as how to get them help in a crisis.



Despite the challenges of 2020-2021, we’ve seen families and students find ways to grow, adapt, and recover. This ability to bounce back is what experts call “resilience.” Our training offers building blocks for promoting resilience in your community through practical tips for managing stress, creating healthy boundaries, and maintaining self-care.

Mental Health 101 will help staff, faculty, or community stakeholders identify and respond to typical mental health diagnoses exhibited in the classroom and/or community setting.


Mental Health Resource Guides

Mental Health Resource Sheet: ENGLISH | SPANISH 

Mental Health Resources for BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color): ENGLISH | SPANISH

LGBTQ Mental Health Resources: ENGLISH | SPANISH

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