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2019 A Celebration of Life: Philadelphia an Historic Success!

On Thursday, May 9, 2019, over 500 people gathered in Philadelphia for the fourth annual A Celebration of Life: Philadelphia. Led by an all-volunteer committee of Minding Your Mind’s Young Professionals Board and friends, this year’s event was the most well-attended and charitable to date, with all proceeds funding mental health education and suicide prevention […]

Minding Your Mind Presents Mental Health Education Program at Aon Empower Results Day

PHILADELPHIA, PA – Minding Your Mind participated in the Aon Empower Results Day with a 90-minute presentation designed to educate adults on basic mental health issues and how they impact daily life in the workplace, at home, and during interactions with others. Sheila Gillin, LCSW and clinical director for Minding Your Mind, opened the discussion […]

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 […]

Minding Your Mind Celebrates 11th Anniversary at 2018 Blue Gene Gala

On Sunday, October 28, 2018, Minding Your Mind celebrated with friends, family, and supporters at our 11th Anniversary Blue Gene Gala. It was a wonderful evening, full of reunions, new connections, and inspiring presentations from our award winners and Minding Your Mind Young Adult Speakers. Gerry Cuddy, president and CEO of Beneficial Bank, generously served […]

What’s it Like Going to College with an Eating Disorder? by Jenna DiLossi, Psy.D., NCC, LPC

Living with an eating disorder and learning to manage it is challenging during any time of the school year. For a student who is leaving for college, whether it be for the first time or returning, this takes on a new level of challenge, and sometimes an entirely new strategy. In this video, Minding Your […]

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 […]

Anxiety Over School Shootings: Finding proactive ways to deal with worried feelings

by Rachel Ehmke Originally appeared on Child Mind Institute www.childmind.org   Anxiety over school shootings has become a common fear in America. When something that once seemed unthinkable happens with some regularity, added to our feeling of horror that it’s happened (again!) is another kind of alarm: Could this happen at my child’s school? And […]

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 […]

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 […]

MYM Speaker Returns to His Alma Mater with a Message

When It Comes to Mental Health, It’s Important to Share Your Struggles A student-athlete who graduated in 2014 returned to campus to speak to the current men’s teams about the depression and anxiety that surfaced during his senior year. By: Meghan Kita Monday, December 11, 2017 11:52 AM The week before the first football game of […]

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 […]

10th Anniversary Blue Gene Gala: A Successful Tribute to a Decade of Mental Health Education

On Sunday, September 24, 2017, more than 350 people gathered to celebrate Minding Your Mind’s 10th Anniversary. The 2017 Blue Gene Gala returned to Temple Beth Hillel-Beth El, the home of Minding Your Mind’s very first public forum in 2007. The evening included a retrospective what has been accomplished by Minding Your Mind over the […]

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 […]

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 […]

“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 […]

MYM’s Melissa Harrison Speaks with Fox29 Good Day about “13 Reasons Why”

The Netflix original series “13 Reasons Why” has been a popular topic of conversation among adolescents, teens, and their parents all over social media since its premier on March 31. The show is based on the novel of the same name by Jay Asher, which tells the story of Clay Jenson and his experience in […]

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 […]

Keep Sound Minds President Becomes Part of Minding Your Mind

After eight years of substantive and relevant work within New Hampshire and Massachusetts, the founders and board of directors of Keep Sound Minds (KSM) have made the decision to dissolve the foundation and end outreach and other efforts in the near future. Based in New Hampshire, the nonprofit charity was founded in 2008 by Danielle […]

Minding Your Mind Brings Nationally-Renown Mental Health Education Programs to Massachusetts

Introductory Event Scheduled for November 16 at Newton Free Public Library Ardmore, PA (October 18, 2016) — Minding Your Mind, an organization whose mission it is to provide mental health education that can break the silence and end the stigma and destructive behaviors associated with mental health issues, is bringing its highly-recognized set of programs […]

Teen Suicide Rates in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania

The Montgomery County (PA) Department of Behavioral Health recently released statistics on teen suicides in the county. “While the rate for 15-24-year-olds is lower than any of the adult age groups, it’s over 10 times higher than that of younger children,” as stated in the June 2016 report from the Montgomery County Suicide Prevention Task […]

Minding Your Mind Granted Charity Entries for the 2016 Blue Cross Broad Street Run

Runners guaranteed entry and given a chance to help others Ardmore, PA (February 23, 2016)— Minding Your Mind has been granted four charity entries for the 2016 Blue Cross Broad Street Run. The race will take place on Sunday, May 1, 2016. “Minding Your Mind is grateful to the Blue Cross Broad Street Run for […]

Heisman Trophy Winner, Ricky Williams, Unveils Power to Overcome Social Anxiety during Exclusive Event Hosted by Minding Your Mind

Retired NFL Running Back Ricky William plus Cognitive Behavioral Therapist Dr. Judith Beck and Mental Health Advocate Jackie Ricciardi Examine Hot Topic of Social Anxiety and Performance Based Expectations that Lead to Stress and Avoidance Behaviors Ardmore, PA (February 9, 2016) — Minding Your Mind, the Philadelphia-based organization whose mission it is to provide mental […]

Giving Tuesday Email to Tell 12

Every 12 minutes, one person in the U.S. dies by suicide. Over 90% of those individuals have a diagnosable mental health disorder. Changing the conversation about mental health has the potential to change the statistics about suicide. #BeTheOne to ignite this change. Use Giving Tuesday to spread the word about Minding Your Mind.  Copy and […]

Cyber Monday Shopping Opportunity!

If you’re looking for that perfect little something to give a friend, relative, girlfriend, teacher – anyone! – this season, we have one that is unique, useful, and supports a great cause. The Dialogue Projects has selected Minding Your Mind as the beneficiary of proceeds from the sale of the White Dialogue Mini canvas clutch. […]

Minding Your Mind makes a pledge to join Campaign to Change Direction

Minding Your Mind has made the Pledge to Change Direction! You can too at http://www.changedirection.org/  Use #ChangeMentalHealth when sharing on social media! America is at a crossroads when it comes to how our society addresses mental health. We know that one in five of our citizens has a diagnosable mental health condition, and that more Americans […]

Drew Bergman interviewed in the Drexel Triangle

Triangle Talks with Andrew Bergman MAY 28, 2015 BY THE TRIANGLE NEWS DESK May is both National LGBTQ Awareness Month at Drexel University and National Mental Health Awareness Month. With that in mind, The Triangle interviewed 21-year-old volunteer speaker for the organization Minding Your Mind and Drexel University business marketing major Andrew Bergman to learn […]

Minding Your Mind Granted Charity Entries for the 2015 Blue Cross Broad Street Run

Ardmore, PA (March 6, 2015)— Minding Your Mind has been granted two charity entries for the 2015 Blue Cross Broad Street Run, it was announced today by Trish Larsen, executive director for Minding Your Mind. The race will take place on Sunday, May 3, 2015. “Minding Your Mind is grateful to the Blue Cross Broad […]

MYM Is Now An Official Charity Partner for the 2015 TCS New York City Marathon

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 […]

MYM Joins PA Systems of Care Youth Coalition Board

Jackie Ricciardi, Carl Antisell and Trish Larsen are now participating members of the PA Systems of Care Youth Coalition Board. Minding Your Mind has been identified by the Learning Institute Planning Committee due to our inspiring and effective messaging.

Hope4Tomorrow

We are excited to work with these influential organizations and introduce “hope4tomorrow,” a high school student assembly program, which provides hopeful and helpful discussions about mental health and suicide prevention!

#BeTheOne Video – Take a few minutes to learn more about what we do and why we do it!

It is a powerful video featuring parents, teachers, and our MYM speakers. #BeTheOne – Click here to watch our new video!

Our speaker Jordan Burnham shares his story at an important suicide prevention forum hosted by State Rep. Mike Vereb at Methacton High School

Jordan Burnham will be presenting on behalf of Minding Your Mind at the United Nations International Youth Day on August 12th!

Sounding off on teen suicide on the Main Line

As a general rule, Main Line Media News doesn’t report suicides. If we did, readers would read far too many stories of promise and loss at local high schools and colleges. Just last week the funeral of an 18-year-old scholar-athlete from Bryn Mawr who took his own life drew 800 mourners. Read Article >>

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