Download Our Program Documents

Click on the program name below to access a downloadable, printable PDF that gives a full overview of our various programs.

 

Program Overview

Minding Your Mind’s primary objective is to provide mental health education to adolescents, teens, and young adults, as well as parents, teachers, and school administrators. We strive to encourage conversations about these issues that may be inspired by our presence yet continue long after our programs have taken place.  The programs we have developed meet a variety of needs, all of which support our overall goal of reducing the stigma and destructive behaviors often associated with mental health issues. These efforts move away from crisis-based response to prevention through contact-based education in a school or community setting.

Progress Report

Minding Your Mind has experienced significant growth in recent years. The strength of our offerings, the breadth of our outreach, and the depth of our impact is outlined in this progress report.

Speaker Program

By far our most requested offering, the Minding Your Mind Speaker Program delivers professionally-crafted presentations, through which students hear stories of hope and recovery from young adult speakers who successfully and productively cope with their own mental health issues.

Speaker Biographies

Learn more about our young adult speakers and what drives them to share their stories to change the lives of others.

Just Talk About It

Just Talk About It is an introductory suicide prevention program that talks about mental health to the point of crisis. This interactive presentation is designed to train both adults and youth on how to assist adolescents who exhibit signs of anxiety, depression, self-harm, and suicide ideation. Participants will gain an understanding of promoting factual knowledge, encouraging discussion, and easing communication.

Just Talk About It has been approved by the Best Practices National Registry, Section III: Adherence to Standards, which fulfills suicide prevention education required in many states.

QPR Suicide Training

QPR is an advanced suicide prevention program that teaches individuals how to manage a crisis situation where someone is actively experiencing suicide ideation. QPR stands for Question, Persuade, and Refer, and the objective is to reduce suicidal behaviors and save lives by providing innovative, practical, and proven suicide prevention training.

QPR meets the requirements for listing in the National Registry of Evidence-based Practices and Policies (NREPP). “Question, Persuade, Refer (QPR) Gatekeeper Training for Suicide Prevention” has been approved by the Best Practices National Registry, Section III: Adherence to Standards, which fulfills suicide prevention education required in many states.

Mindfulness Programs

Minding Your Mind’s mindfulness programs take a multi-tiered approach, addressing social and emotional skills, mindfulness practices, as well as the individual and how he or she functions within the community. Our sessions and workshops are structured with this format in mind: Information: lessons about mindfulness;  Practice: mindfulness techniques; Share: connecting and sharing experience. We offer programs for students, teachers, and school teams or clubs.

Peer Support Curriculum

The goal of this program is to encourage students to support other students by becoming aware of important signs that their peers may be exhibiting, and also learn tools to help others and pursue further help from a counselor, teacher and/or parent. This curriculum is run at your organization by a qualified Minding Your Mind staff member. Throughout ten sessions, we will help identify and recruit students to become peer leaders and participate in the course.

Evidence Based Research

In 2014, Minding Your Mind collaborated with the Scattergood Foundation to gather and analyze data to prove that we provide an evidence-based program in both stigma reduction and help-seeking behavior. According to Scattergood’s findings, “…Minding Your Mind’s Speaker Program is an effective stigma reduction program, and one of the few in the country that has the data to prove it.”