Mental Health Awareness for Youth: Young Adult Speaker Presentation

The Young Adult Speaker program is geared for youth grades 6+ and features young adults who provide educational programs built around lived experiences. Through sharing their experience with a mental health condition and related crisis, they challenge negative stereotypes, give hope and skills to audience members, and encourage students to reach out for help. Students also learn the signs and symptoms of mental health challenges and conditions, negative versus positive coping skills, the similarities between mental health and physical illness, the language and skills needed to have a conversation about mental health, and how to create a supportive school environment. A study conducted by The Scattergood Foundation found that after participating in a Young Adult Speaker program, students are more likely to express willingness to seek help, are less likely to think students with mental illness are dangerous, less likely to be afraid, less likely to think students with mental health issues should be in different classes, less likely to be angry with students with mental illness, and less likely to avoid them socially. Click here to learn more about the Young Adult Speaker program. Presentations are 40-60 minutes and are offered during assemblies, health classes, health fairs, and workshops. 



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MPY members, districts and other entities may receive up to 5 FREE in-service workshops each school year. In-service workshops are presented on-site. A minimum attendance of 25 is required per training. If a drop in attendance is anticipated or if you need to cancel, please call MPY, Inc. at least 48 hours in advance. The in-service may be cancelled at the presenter's discretion due to inclement weather or low attendance.

To book an in-service workshop, please contact Beth Williams-Breault at