In the Media

The NAN Project in the Media

Read through the posts below to see The NAN Project covered by news and media organizations.

The NAN Project Brings Hope to Teens Struggling with Mental Health 

CBS Boston 

WBZ’s Chanel4 team interviewed our Director and Founder Jake Cavanaugh about The NAN Project’s work to address the mental health crisis many teens face today. To see our work with students in Everett, and hear from our Peer Mentor Annabel, watch here. 

Massachusetts High School Students Open Up about Mental Health Crisis

Boston25 News

The NAN Project worked with reporter Kerry Kavanaugh to assemble a panel of local high school students to talk about their own experiences, what’s working for them, and where they’re still struggling and need our help. To watch this courageous and honest conversation, click here.

Art Therapy Room to Honor Teen Killed in Gas Disaster

Eagle Tribune 

Our work in Lawrence with Phoenix Academy and LA House has been a testament to the incredible healing power of art. Co-Founder Jake Cavanaugh, Art Therapist Fernanda Lopez, and Social Worker Erin McNiff are interviewed for a profile of student Leonel Rondon, and their plans to support the mental health of the Phoenix community. Read the article here.

Grant Recipients Announced by Winchester Hospital

Daily Times Chronicle 

The NAN Project is named as a grant recipient by Winchester Hospital, as part of an ongoing partnership with Galvin Middle School in Wakefield. This grant will be used in developing a model to expand the work of The NAN Project to Middle School students. Read the announcement here!

The NAN Project: Fighting to Promote Mental Health Awareness and Prevent Youth Suicide

Channel Kindness

Our Social Media Manager Maria Mongiardo interviewed co-founder Jake Cavanaugh for an article on Channel Kindness, a youth lead publication featuring stories of compassion. To read the article, click here! 

Presenting with The NAN Project

13 Reasons to Fly 

Peer Mentor and Founder of The Reasons To Fly, Belle Cole, describes a presentation with us at the  18th Annual Restraint & Seclusion Prevention Forum, and the premier of our video series 13 Reasons We Need to Talk about Suicide. To read Belle’s post, click here! 

Live from the 2019 Tyngsborough Health Fair

Tyngsborough TV 

Co-Founder Ellen Dalton sits down with Steve Brogan to discuss The NAN Project, the work we do, and the importance of starting the conversation about suicide prevention.  Watch the interview here! 

Keep the Conversation on Mental Illness Going

Tri-Town Council Corner 

The NAN Project participated in a lecture and panel discussion held in Topsfield, featuring Senator Joan Lovely and keynote speaker Judge John Broderick. To read the Tri-Town Council’s write-up of this inspiring community conversation, click here.

Depression: The NAN Project


This 2015 piece on Chronicle features an interview with our Co-Founder, Ellen Dalton. Watch the clip here. 

A Conversation on Suicide Prevention

Cambridge Community Television

The NAN Project participated in a conversation with Mayor Siddiqui about suicide prevention for young people on the last day of Suicide Prevention Month. If you want to watch CCTV’s recording of this informative event, click here!

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