Mentis’ Partnership with Teens Connect:
1 in 4 teens in Napa County report prolonged feelings of sadness or hopelessness. That’s twice the number of kids at Vintage High School. Mentis and Teens Connect came together to help with this growing issue. The program is two-part. The first part is called Teen World Café. Teen World Cafés are conducted at middle schools and high schools in Napa County where teens meet in a safe environment on campus to discuss their personal sources of stress and anxiety. Middle schoolers meet with high schoolers and high schoolers meet with college students in a facilitated session. The feedback gives insight for the program leaders which students might benefit from participating in a professionally led mental health group. The group therapy lasts for one semester and resources are suggested for one on one therapy if the teen and their family seek it.