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Opioid Task Force

March 9, 2018

On January 12th & 18th Ellen Dalton introduced The NAN Project to the Middlesex District Attorney’s Opioid Task Force meetings in Lowell and Medford. This was a huge step for us, seeing as there were representatives from all over Middlesex County attending. The DA Marian Ryan has been amazing about promoting community based organizations to combat…

13 Reasons to Fly

March 9, 2018

  We wanted to take the time to point out something that is pretty cool. The NAN Project’s own Peer Mentor, Isabelle Cole, has accomplished quite a feat. In the wake of confusion regarding The Netflix Thirteen Reasons Why series, Belle felt compelled to start an initiative on promoting positivity and life. Her project, 13 Reasons to Fly…

A Night of H.O.P.E.

January 30, 2018

Our Night of HOPE at Raw Art Works in Lynn last Thursday evening was amazing! Congratulations to everyone in the HOPE (Helping Other People Endure) Group for pulling off this inspiring evening where they screened a bunch of short films and then hosted a panel discussion about mental health, in front of an audience of 150+!! We couldn’t be…

Join The NAN Project & RAW for A Night for Hope!

January 16, 2018

Join us for the culmination of our collaborative project -There is Help & There is Hope: Mental Health Awareness through Art – on January 25th, when we will host a 2 part event for the Lynn community at RAW. First, HOPE (our group of Peer Leaders at RAW) will screen several short films that touch on different aspects…

Signs of a friend in crisis & Resources to help them

November 22, 2017

By Kelley Campbell & Kayla Scott Hey Everyone! With the holidays coming up there’s a lot to look forward to, but the holidays can also bring on a lot of stress and anxiety.  This can bring up some tough emotions and sometimes the possibility of some negative coping skills. We thought it would be good…

A NIGHT for NAN recap

September 6, 2017

By Senior Peer Mentor Ridha Abidshah The Night for Nan fundraiser was truly a night full of hope. Everything from the environment to the atmosphere was full of heart and the spirit of giving. The room was full of such wonderful people working and wanting to make a difference and help the cause of promoting…

Stigma and the Misuse of Mental Health Terminology

August 2, 2017

I can’t believe it’s already August! I hope everyone is enjoying this beautiful summer weather we are having here in Massachusetts.   In today’s blog, we take on the improper use of mental health related terms. Enjoy!   We live in a society where all too often words associated with serious mental illnesses are misused…

13 Reasons Why…. We Need To Talk About Suicide

June 26, 2017

Hey Friends! We’re glad to see you back! Welcome! As promised, we have new, exciting and upcoming information to share with all of you! Drumroll please…. I’m sure many of you have seen the Netflix series, or read the book, ’13 Reasons Why’. There is a lot of debate and controversy over the show. While…

Welcome to the NAN Line!

June 23, 2017

Hey friends! If you’re here, that means you’ve taken an interest in The NAN Project, for which we are so grateful! Everyone at The NAN Project is excited to have you guys involved with our organization and interested in learning how together we can reduce the stigma around mental health and help prevent suicide! This blog will…