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Minding Your Mind’s (MYM) primary objective is to provide mental health education to adolescents, teens and young adults, their parents, teachers and school administrators. Our goal is to reduce the stigma and destructive behaviors often associated with mental health issues and illnesses. Treatment is available, yet only 3 out of 10 individuals needing help actually seek help.

Our educational programs provide information regarding signs and symptoms of these disorders, in addition to stressing that they are treatable and treatment available. Mood disorders have been identified by the World Health Organization as the third leading cause of disability worldwide. Research studies have demonstrated that over 90% of people that die from suicide have one or more psychiatric disorders that the time of their death. The third cause of death of individuals between the ages of 14-23 is suicide. Since the age of onset of most psychiatric disorders is typically during adolescents, it is essential that the proper information be brought to the attention of secondary school educators, counselors, students and their parents.

MYM offers several programs for students, teachers, faculty and the community at large.