Supporting youth mental health, Making authentic connections

Supporting youth mental health, Making authentic connections

Originally Published in the Napa Valley Features on October 2nd, 2023 Read Original Article Here By Jeni Olsen, Mentis Prevention Director NAPA, Calif. — When I share with people that I work with teenagers, I often hear comments such as “Whoa, you’re so brave!” or...
Supporting youth mental health: Listening is a superpower

Supporting youth mental health: Listening is a superpower

Originally Published in the Napa Valley Features on August 28th, 2023 Read Original Article Here By Jeni Olsen, Mentis Prevention Director NAPA, Calif. — I’m more popular in high school now than I was when I was in high school. As I mentioned in my last column, I...
Supporting youth mental health: how it started, how it’s going

Supporting youth mental health: how it started, how it’s going

By Jeni Olsen Originally published in Napa Valley Features on July 20th, 2023 NAPA, Calif. — Over the past six years hundreds of parents and caregivers have reached out to me for advice about how to support their struggling teenagers. This is not something I expected...
The Mental Health Crisis is HERE in Napa County

The Mental Health Crisis is HERE in Napa County

Napa Spotlight June 2023 The Mental Health Crisis Is HERE In Napa County by Gwen McGill 50% of Californians aged 18-24 feel anxious nearly every day.1 Fewer than half of Americans who have a mental health disorder get proper treatment.2 And, on average in the United...
Napa Valley Life Magazine, The Annual Philanthropy Issue

Napa Valley Life Magazine, The Annual Philanthropy Issue

Napa Valley Life Magazine, The Annual Philanthropy IssueSummer 2023 Jeni OlsenPrevention Director, MentisFounder, Teens Connect After two Napa teenagers died by suicide in 2016, Jeni Olsen closed her 20-year-old graphic design business and founded Teens Connect with a...
Letter: Helping young people care for their mental health

Letter: Helping young people care for their mental health

Originally Published in the Napa Valley Register on 5/23/23 Napa Valley’s Teens Show Up for Mental Wellness By Jeni Olsen, Mentis Prevention Director An estimated 100 young people showed up for Mentis’ first annual Youth Mental Health Festival on Saturday afternoon,...
Mentis prepares for 75th anniversary in Napa Valley

Mentis prepares for 75th anniversary in Napa Valley

by Napa Valley Register Staff and was published in the Napa Valley Register on October 17, 2022 Mentis is preparing to celebrate its 75th anniversary of serving Napa Valley. The nonprofit group provides bilingual mental health services. It was founded in 1948 to help...