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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.