About Us

What is the NAN Project?

Suicide is the second leading cause of death among young people. A recent poll indicated that more than 80% of high school students suffered from or knew a friend who struggled with depression or anxiety. Today’s young people face intense stress AND have limited channels through which to get help. Although a medical condition that can be treated, any form of  mental illness tends to be surrounded by stigma. No one speaks about the invisible frailties of the brain.

  • The NAN Project, created in memory of a young woman who took her life at age 24, is dedicated to raising the conversation about depression and suicide above a whisper.
  • The NAN Project will give communities and schools the forum, tools and resources needed to accept and address depression and suicidality.
  • The NAN Project is committed to creating the information and supports that will allow young people to ask for help and to reach out to one another for support.
  • The NAN Project will deliver a message of hope to those who are struggling and a path to healing for those who are grieving.


There is help and there is hope!

WE GOT IT!!!!!!

The NAN Project is incredibly excited, humbled and thankful to have been awarded one of the Cummings Foundation‘s $100Kfor100 grants! Thank you to everyone who supported us throughout this process, and a big thank you to the Cummings Foundation for this generous grant which will allow us to continue to provide mental health awareness and suicide prevention programs to Massachusetts communities.


The NAN Project is a program of Eliot Community Human Services.

If you need help and want to talk to someone, call:

Suicide Prevention Lifeline
1-800-273-TALK (8255)

For the Crisis Text Line, text “Listen” to 741-741

For the Samaritans, Call or Text (877)870-4673

For immediate crisis evaluation call the Emergency Services Program / Mobile Crisis Intervention at 1-877-382-1609 & enter your zip code; you will get the phone number of the closest ESP/MCI that serves you.

If you are in immediate danger, please call 911