PEER MENTOR PRESENTATIONS:
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 students 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.
“I thought it was great to have 3 speakers with different background, to show all the different origins of mental illness and that it can affect anyone. Overall, I thought your visit was very beneficial to us students who may be going through similar experiences.” – Anonymous Student, Andover High School
QPR FOR YOUNG PEOPLE:
QPR (Question, Persuade, and Refer) is a non-clinical, evidence based suicide prevention training. This SAMHSA approved 2 hour workshop identifies the risk factors and clues of someone who may be suicidal, as well as a safe intervention to help a struggling peer get to the needed supports.
FOR STUDENT GROUPS:
The NAN Project will support and facilitate our presentations, QPR training, or a mental-health project within pre-existing student groups. Our Peer Mentors will lead students in activities such as poster campaigns, development of educational materials or screening related movies in an effort to change the culture of emotional wellbeing within schools.
MENTAL HEALTH RESOURCES
For hotlines, text lines, and other information about mental health, check out our 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
PEER MENTOR TIK TOKS
For short videos made by our Peer Mentors, follow @the_nan_project on TikTok.
Are you a high school, middle school, or college student, interested in bringing The NAN Project to your classroom? Reach out to our team at [email protected] to learn more!