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Minding Your Mind

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Causes: Mental Health, Mental Health & Crisis Intervention

Mission: The Minding Your Mind Foundation leads initiatives to reduce the stigma associated with mental health issues among adolescents in middle and high schools as well as college students. Our outreach programs enlighten families and educators about the warning signs so often masked by normal adolescent behavior and promote open dialogue in schools and at home to encourage families to seek appropriate help.

Target demographics: schools and groups in the Northeast, especially middle school, high school, and college students

Direct beneficiaries per year: 60,000

Geographic areas served: United States

Programs: Speaker Program (provide free young adult speakers to schools and groups), Funding Research (at University of Pennsylvania), Community Outreach (spread our message and resources to the community), Annual Forum (provide free mental health education to the community)

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3 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters


Rating: 5

I think this is a great organization that helps save lives. I think that their mission is a real boon to the children and young adults whom they educate about mental health issues


Rating: 5

Having been in the room when speakers share the stories with students, I can see the dramatic impact it has on them. MYM is definitely saving lives!


Rating: 5

Minding Your Mind is a tremendous organization doing so much good for a cause that isn't always the most popular. Their speakers and events raise so much awareness and truly change people's attitudes toward mental illness and suicide.