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Empowering Youth as Advocates of Change in Mental Health Systems

Rob Weiss and Jeni Olsen participated in this year’s NAMICon 2021 in July.  Click link below to download the fully recorded workshop about empowering our youth as advocates of mental health.

What We at Mentis Believe

Listen to our executive Director, Rob Weiss, as he explains why we at Mentis are dedicated to educating, supporting, and inspiring people to take charge of their mental well-being. We understand when we share our expertise on how to cope with life’s challenges, we empower our neighbors to live the lives they want to live.

Meet Kalaya, Teen Council Vice President

We at Mentis understand being a teen is hard and being a teen at this current moment in time may be even more challenging. It is for this reason, our Prevention Division works with teens throughout the Valley to identify strategies that will keep them feeling mentally healthy and strong before problems become insurmountable. Kalaya, our Teen Council Vice President is a shining example of the different kind of experience a teen can have growing up when they have the tools they need to thrive!

Teens Connect Hope

We asked our teens what gives them hope during these unprecedented times, and their answers are nothing short of up-lifting. These are children that had to adjust to a lot of change in a short amount of time, like most of us, and despite these challenges they still hope, dream, and look to a better tomorrow. Watch and think about what makes you hopeful!

Mental Health and Covid 19

Senator Dodd hosted a virtual town hall, where our Executive Director, Rob Weiss LCSW,  and two other distinguished mental health experts addressed the mental health challenges raised by the pandemic and solutions for people struggling with increase rates of depression, sleeplessness, and feeling of isolation. This town hall not only addressed the current need for mental health services that is exacerbated by the pandemic but also addressed community members concerns and resources available.

Podcast: Helping Teens Connect

Have a listen to Dr. Dan Peters’ interview with Jeni Olsen, our Prevention Director, about how youth prevention programs fit in to our continuum of care and overall community wellness.