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Summer Time Recap

August 27, 2018

Summertime is here, and school’s out on vacation. But that doesn’t mean we haven’t been keeping busy!  6/4-  We had the opportunity to introduce ourselves to a group of students from The Phoenix Academy in Lawrence and have our Peer Mentors share their Comeback Stories. We then led a discussion about the different warning signs…

Survey Results are in!

August 22, 2018

As we sift through the data collected by our summer intern Maria Mongiardo, we want to take a moment to share the results. The online survey created by our summer intern reached approximately eight hundred residents of Massachusetts and beyond was designed to capture participants’ attitudes, beliefs, and behaviors related to mental health. We hope…

Senior Peer Mentor Training Camp ’18

August 22, 2018

On July 19th, The NAN Project kicked off its first Senior Peer Mentor Training Camp, a 6-week course for those who have already taken our initial Peer Mentor Training, and want to expand their skills to better help others. Over six classes, our team will learn new information about mental health, practice suicide prevention skills, pick…

Springtime School Review – 2018

May 31, 2018

As the school year comes to a close, busy season is upon us once again. Over the past few months, The NAN Project been working tirelessly with numerous schools as they try to equip their students with the tools they will need to maintain their Emotional Wellbeing before heading off into the Summer. Our standard presentation…

We’re not just in schools…

May 31, 2018

Though schools are our focus, there is a lot more The NAN Project has been up to! As the warmer months approach, we find that the amount of Conferences we attend increases.  Between this yearly Conference Circuit and various trainings, we have kept ourselves very busy. Back on March 16 (wow that seems like ages ago!),…

Watch 13 Reasons Why We Need to Talk about Suicide

May 22, 2018

13 Reasons Why We Need to Talk about Suicide is a movie project that came about in response to the Netflix series. In mid-2017, teachers in many of the schools we work in started asking us how to address this series, which many of their students were talking about. It was a double edged sword.…

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…

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…

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