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Taking the “Un” out of Uncertainty

April 2, 2020

By Senior Peer Mentor, Alison Sabean If you struggle with a mental illness, you may find that your symptoms are getting more intense. I have personally been more depressed, irritable, and anxious than usual – so I know that it’s a lot to handle (as if this social distancing/isolation stuff is not enough in itself).…

The NAN Project & COVID 19

April 1, 2020

Dear Friends, It is pretty incredible how quickly things have changed for all of us at The NAN Project, and I suspect for most of you as well. I truly hope you have managed to find somewhere safe and comfortable to wait out this storm with loved ones and those close to you.  At The…

Comeback Story Filming in Arlington

March 27, 2020

This February, Arlington Community Media Inc. (ACMI) hosted The NAN Project for an exciting day of filming and recording Peer Mentor Comeback Stories!

“I Am More” by Amy Kerr

March 26, 2020

In the winter of 2019/20, The NAN Project was introduced to an artist from Gloucester, Mass whose messaging of overcoming mental health challenges struck a chord with our own mission of getting people talking about this topic. We were asked by the Greater North Shore NAMI chapter to have several of our Peer Mentors attend…

Boston Peer Mentor Training – Jan 2020

March 26, 2020

In January 2020, The NAN Project held another four-day training in Boston for new Peer Mentors at the Massachusetts Mental Health Center.  We had a dozen young adults from all different backgrounds and towns all over Massachusetts sign up for this training. Throughout the four days, the Peer Mentor trainees learned the QPR a suicide…

Fall 2019 Recap

December 17, 2019

This fall, The NAN Project presented in a few new schools, returned to past schools, and continued expanding our work with middle schools and universities. As we prepare for a new year and some busy months ahead, we can’t believe how much we’ve done in 2019!  As of this December, The NAN Project has reached…

THANK YOU(!)…. to all our amazing Supporters this Fall

December 13, 2019

The NAN Project could not continue to provide our innovative mental health educational and awareness programming to students across Massachusetts without the generous support of organizations and funders. This fall, we took part in a fundraiser/awareness walk in Stoneham, a 5K run in Lowell and were honored with Tim Parziale selecting us to be the…

TNP on 5 For Good

November 26, 2019

The NAN Project’s CEO, Ellen Dalton, Executive Director Jake Cavanaugh, and Peer Coordinator Elli Peltola were featured on WCVB Channel 5 Boston’s nightly “5 for Good” segment, which covers people and organizations around Massachusetts that do uplifting work. They were interviewed by anchor Erika Tarantal, which was aired on Thursday November 14, 2019 during the…

Recap on the Night 4 NAN!

November 1, 2019

On Thursday October 17th 2019 The NAN Project held the 6th annual Night for NAN at the Danversport Yacht Club for the third year in a row at this beautiful location.  The night kicked off right at 6:00 when the doors opened and guests started funneling in, eventually 250 in total!  They were met by…

Senior Peer Mentor Training 2019

September 6, 2019

Curious about our Senior Peer Mentors, or the six weeks of training they did this summer? Read all about our summer training; from Motivational Interviewing to Mindful Yoga.

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