Minding Your Mind Granted Charity Entries for the 2015 Blue Cross Broad Street Run

Ardmore, PA (March 6, 2015)Minding Your Mind has been granted two charity entries for the 2015 Blue Cross Broad Street Run, it was announced today by Trish Larsen, executive director for Minding Your Mind. The race will take place on Sunday, May 3, 2015.

“Minding Your Mind is grateful to the Blue Cross Broad Street Run for this generous opportunity,” said Larsen. “The Blue Cross Broad Street Run is the largest ten-mile race in the United States, and an event revered in the Philadelphia region.  Runners who’ve dreamed of an opportunity to participate in this iconic race can partner with Minding Your Mind to achieve their personal goals, and help Minding Your Mind achieve ours.”

Minding Your Mind’s primary objective is to provide mental health education to adolescents, teens and young adults, their parents, teachers, and school administrators. The goal is to reduce the stigma and destructive behaviors often associated with mental health issues and illnesses.  Educational programs provide information regarding signs and symptoms of these disorders, in addition to stressing that they are treatable and treatment is available.

The Philadelphia Department of Parks and Recreation’s Blue Cross Broad Street Run began in 1980 with 1,500 runners and grew over the years to 2014’s total of 32,000 finishers.  Racers who qualify for the two charity entries belonging to Minding Your Mind will be assigned a bib number in exchange for raising a minimum of $1,000 in support of Minding Your Mind.  Interested runners must contact trish@mindingyourmind.org by March 15, 2015.

MYM Is Now An Official Charity Partner for the 2015 TCS New York City Marathon

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One in five. One in five teenagers will suffer anxiety, depression, self-harm, substance abuse or suicidal ideation.

One.  It only takes one person to make a difference. You can “be the one” to make a difference by supporting Minding Your Mind in this year’s 2015 TCS New York City Marathon.

We are excited to announce that Minding Your Mind will be participating as an Official Charity Partner for the 2015 TCS New York City Marathon! As a charity partner we are going to be able to host 3 runners in this year’s marathon. Details on how to become a Minding Your Mind runner will be posted shortly. Anyone interested in becoming a runner or supporting a runner should contact trish@mindingyourmind.org.

About Minding Your Mind

Minding Your Mind is a non-profit dedicated to reducing the stigma around mental health disorders in young people. We do this through presentations in middle schools and high schools that are led by our dynamic young speakers, who all are personally in recovery from a mental health condition themselves. They use personal experience to reinforce educational objectives and connect with students in an unprecedented way.

The presentations, which are free of charge to the school, occur during school assemblies, health classes and workshops. Issues that are addressed in these presentations range from mood disorders, suicide ideation and eating disorders, to addictive behavior and bullying.

Through our Speaker Program, Minding Your Mind has reached over 100,000 college, high school and middle school students throughout the Delaware Valley. Our speakers have all received training to ensure that their presentations are delivered in a professional and knowledgeable fashion. Inspiring presentations by our speakers provide students with a better understanding of the signs and symptoms of mental disorders, emphasizing that they are treatable and that help is available.

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MYM Joins PA Systems of Care Youth Coalition Board

Jackie Ricciardi, Carl Antisell and Trish Larsen are now participating members of the PA Systems of Care Youth Coalition Board. Minding Your Mind has been identified by the Learning Institute Planning Committee due to our inspiring and effective messaging.
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We are excited to work with these influential organizations and introduce “hope4tomorrow,” a high school student assembly program, which provides hopeful and helpful discussions about mental health and suicide prevention!

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#BeTheOne Video – Take a few minutes to learn more about what we do and why we do it!

It is a powerful video featuring parents, teachers, and our MYM speakers.

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Our speaker Jordan Burnham shares his story at an important suicide prevention forum hosted by State Rep. Mike Vereb at Methacton High School

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