Entries by Maura Wheeler

MYM Speaker Drew Bergman a Finalist for 2016 Philly Health Hero

Minding Your Mind’s very own Drew Bergman is one of four finalists for the BeWellPhilly 2016 Health Hero challenge! He is the only finalist whose platform is directly related to mental health. If Drew wins this challenge, it will bring much-needed attention and awareness to the importance of making mental health as much of a […]

“13 Reasons Why” Recommended Resources

The Netflix original series “13 Reasons Why” has been a popular topic of conversation among adolescents, teens, and their parents both in person and all over social media. The series has been praised by some for raising the issue of teenage suicide and providing a starting point for parents and children to have some important conversations. In […]

Come To Me Campaign for National Suicide Prevention Month

Bill Savage, St. Joe’s Prep ’13 and Vanderbilt University ’17, has launched the second year of the Come To Me Campaign to raise awareness for suicide prevention. Inspired by his former lacrosse teammate and best friend at St. Joe’s Prep, Joe Walsh, Savage created the Come To Me Campaign to illuminate the depth and breadth […]

Rep. Murt to host Minding Your Mind Forum in Hatboro

Sep 6, 2017 To the Editor: The start of the new school year is always an exciting time and full of anticipation and hope. It can bring with it concerns by parents and students about how stressful school life is at times. In the context of school, children can face enormous pressure to achieve good […]

Main Line Today Q&A with MYM Founder Steven Erlbaum

From October 2017 Main Line Today: 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 students across six states. Steven Erlbaum’s Five Favorite Things 1. Estia. “Their food […]

Middle School Students Study Mental Health

By Jordan Burnham In December of 2018, Minding Your Mind’s young adult speaker and director of student engagement, Jordan Burnham, was interviewed by a small group of students from Radnor Middle School (PA) who were doing research for a report on mental health. The students, Olivia Brubaker, Pablo Strid, Lyla Wallis, and Mathew Wolfington, are […]

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 […]