’13 Reasons Why’ warning is a start, experts say, but they want more

By Alessia Grunberger, CNN Updated 4:00 AM ET, Thu April 5, 2018 Read this article online (CNN) Almost immediately, Kate was hooked. She’d seen advertisements for the hit Netflix series “13 Reasons Why” and heard that some friends were watching it, so she gave it a try. “Within one or two episodes, I was completely hooked … Continue reading

Therapist seeks to work with KCSD on school safety initiatives

By Richard L. Gaw Staff Writer Originally appeared 03/20/2018 01:22PM in Chester County Press, www.chestercounty.com On February 14, a mass shooting occurred at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida that resulted in the deaths of 17 people and the wounding of 17 others. It became one of the world’s deadliest school massacres on … Continue reading

Anxiety Over School Shootings: Finding proactive ways to deal with worried feelings

by Rachel Ehmke Originally appeared on Child Mind Institute www.childmind.org   Anxiety over school shootings has become a common fear in America. When something that once seemed unthinkable happens with some regularity, added to our feeling of horror that it’s happened (again!) is another kind of alarm: Could this happen at my child’s school? And … Continue reading

In High School, the Kids Are Not All Right

With social and academic pressure mounting, a teacher shares what he’s learned about tracking his students’ mental well-being. By David Tow March 7, 2018 Originally appeared on www.edutopia.com I lost my first student to suicide not long ago. The student was no longer in my class at the time, nor even at the school, but I … Continue reading

We Can All Do Something, by Carolyn

I just wanted to sincerely thank you again for visiting our school. I promise to use this momentum you have given me to make even more positive changes for my school. I’ve done several things this past year with mental health: I found a curriculum created in Canada called “Mental Health and High School Curriculum Guide”. The … Continue reading

Beneath the Surface, by Carlie

The purpose of my club, “Beneath the Surface,” is to help those who face challenges that cannot be seen by the naked eye, to educate people about these hidden challenges, and to teach the power of empathy. I started this club because of my own experiences with pain disorders as well as mental disorders that … Continue reading

Upper Dauphin Area students learn about drug addiction recovery

From the Republican Herald, by  VICKI TERWILLIGER PUBLISHED: MARCH 14, 2018 ELIZABETHVILLE — It didn’t take long for Kristen Harootunian’s life to spiral, following the death of her mother when she was just 11. By the time she was 12 years old, she was depressed. Her negative thoughts eventually led to negative actions, she said. At … Continue reading

West Chester University (PA) Community Mental Health Clinic Ribbon Cutting March 9

The University’s Community Mental Health Clinic has been serving clients since August but formally introduced itself to the campus and community on Friday, March 9. The clinic is located at 125 West Rosedale Avenue on the eighth floor of Wayne Hall on West Rosedale Avenue. Free parking is available in the lot in front of the building. … Continue reading

MYM Speaker Returns to His Alma Mater with a Message

When It Comes to Mental Health, It’s Important to Share Your Struggles A student-athlete who graduated in 2014 returned to campus to speak to the current men’s teams about the depression and anxiety that surfaced during his senior year. By: Meghan Kita   Monday, December 11, 2017 11:52 AM The week before the first football game of his … Continue reading

Main Line Today Q&A with MYM Founder Steven Erlbaum

From October 2017 Main Line Today: Q&A: Minding Your Mind’s Steven Erlbaum The nonprofit founder shares his favorite things. BY VICTORIA ALFRED-LEVOW Ten years ago, Steven and Amy Erlbaum started a dialog on mental health, hoping to educate young people on topics that are often stigmatized. Today, Ardmore’s Minding Your Mind has reached over 300,000 … Continue reading