Minding Your Mind is dedicated to ending stigma and destructive behaviors associated with mental health issues, moving away from a crisis-based response to prevention through education.
We use the power of storytelling to provide evidence-based education on mental health challenges to our audiences. Our inspiring programs create safe communication spaces to discuss signs and symptoms often associated with mental health challenges and how to address them.
— Dan Rubin, Newton South High School
During our presentations we provide education about anxiety, depression, and other mood disorders, suicide ideation, disordered eating, addictive behavior, trauma, self-harm, bullying, and other topical subjects. We encourage youth to seek help and prepare those around them to support them when they do.
Many research studies show that contact strategies are the most effective way to improve attitudes about those with mental health conditions and inspire help-seeking behavior. Statistical analysis of the Minding Your Mind Speaker Program has shown that our approach is improving students’ attitudes about seeking mental health services and is improving students’ attitudes about people with mental health challenges.
These empirical studies demonstrated that 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. It also demonstrates how effective our program is for improving attitudes about seeking professional help.
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