Entries by Maura Wheeler

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 […]

In High School, the Kids Are Not All Right

With social and academic pressure mounting, a teacher shares what he’s learned about tracking his students’ mental well-being. By David Tow March 7, 2018 Originally appeared on www.edutopia.com I lost my first student to suicide not long ago. The student was no longer in my class at the time, nor even at the school, but I […]

Therapist seeks to work with KCSD on school safety initiatives

By Richard L. Gaw Staff Writer Originally appeared 03/20/2018 01:22PM in Chester County Press, www.chestercounty.com On February 14, a mass shooting occurred at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida that resulted in the deaths of 17 people and the wounding of 17 others. It became one of the world’s deadliest school massacres on […]