Stepping Stones for Mental Health

Stepping Stones for Mental Health

by Ashley Awe and was published in the Napa Valley Marketplace in June 2022 Photos by Israel Valencia It seems like everywhere we turn, we hear about the mental health crisis our teens are facing. It is no wonder that so many of us feel worried for the young people in...
Napa Valley teens develop programs that boost mental health

Napa Valley teens develop programs that boost mental health

by Jessica Zimmer and was published in the Napa Valley Register on May 9, 2022 The Teen Council, which serves as mental health advocates in their schools and communities, is accepting applications for new members until May 15, with interviews set for June and...
Sen. Dodd: Napa County’s Mentis is Nonprofit of the Year

Sen. Dodd: Napa County’s Mentis is Nonprofit of the Year

press release from Sen. Bill Dodd originally published May 6, 2022 NAPA – Napa County’s Mentis has been serving the mental health needs of young people, adults and seniors for decades, providing life-saving treatment including suicide prevention and mental health...
Community Builders: The Heart of Napa award winners

Community Builders: The Heart of Napa award winners

Napa Valley Register March 24th The Center for Volunteer & Nonprofit Leadership (CVNL) announced the recipients of the seventh annual Heart of Napa Awards on March 17 at the Napa Valley Expo Center where 250 community leaders, volunteers, elected officials, and...
Meet Obi, Napa’s therapy pig

Meet Obi, Napa’s therapy pig

See original article on Napa Valley Register’s Website Here. Mentis Napa’s newest “staff member” has a freckled snout, loves Cheerios and can twirl on demand. “He has the sweetest little face, and he’s very friendly,” said Mentis employee Mackenzie Lovie,...
You brought the world to my classroom: an open letter of thanks

You brought the world to my classroom: an open letter of thanks

This is an open letter to celebrate the truly wonderful adults who, in a year marked by isolation, joined my community of teenagers.  At a time when many of my students rarely left their apartments, these people brought the world to my classroom. But first, some...