District Wide Minding Your Mind Presentation

District Wide Minding Your Mind Presentation
Posted on 04/09/2019
Minding Your Mind PresentationOn Tuesday, April 9th, 6:30-8:00 pm in the PAHS auditorium, the Phoenixville Area School District is hosting a district-wide mental health presentation titled Just Talk About It provided by the Minding Your Mind organization. The presentation is open to the entire school district, parents and students alike.  It is most appropriate for students 12 and older.

Minding Your Mind’s (MYM) primary objective is to provide mental health education to adolescents, teens and young adults, their parents, teachers and school administrators. Our goal is to reduce the stigma and destructive behaviors often associated with mental health issues. Treatment is available, yet only 3 out of 10 individuals needing help actually seek help. Minding Your Mind Programs move away from crisis-based response to prevention through education.

MYM’s educational programs provide information regarding signs and symptoms of these disorders, in addition to stressing that they are treatable and treatment is available. Mood disorders have been identified by the World Health Organization as the third leading cause of disability worldwide. Research studies have demonstrated that over 90% of people that die from suicide have one or more psychiatric disorders at the time of their death. The second leading cause of death of individuals between the ages of 14-23 is suicide. Since the age of onset of most psychiatric disorders is typically during adolescence, it is essential that the proper information be brought to the attention of secondary school educators, counselors, students and their parents.

Speakers from MYM will present a variety of content related to mental health and then have a speaker offer first-hand accounts of what it is like to struggle with mental health disorders.  Lastly, representatives from local mental health agencies will be on hand to answer any questions that you might have.

For more information about the Just Talk About It Presentation on April 9
th and for links to information about the MYM organization, please click here:  Just Talk About It & MYM.

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