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Mindfulness in Schools Program Update

For the last 14 years we have been delivering evidence-based programs that have shown to prevent mental health and substance use disorders. And of all of them — our “5 Minute Mindfulness” program for classrooms is our #1 seller.  With a special thanks to the Anne L. Bernstein award which launched the Mental Fitness Resiliency […]

Mental Fitness given $10,000 annual legacy gift by NYC philanthropist

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Postvention Training for School Professionals

  We are grateful to South Carolina Youth Suicide Prevention Initiative for partnering with us to lead postvention trainings this week for Spartanburg County schools and universities through our suicide prevention initiative. The CONNECT Postvention program is evidence-based and provided through NAMI NH — a partner of the SC Youth Suicide Prevention Initiative where “Postvention […]

Introducing Sharpen FAMILY for Foster Parents

  We are proud to be one of many partners who collaborated with The United Way of the Piedmont to create #sharpenFAMILY — to engage more foster parents into the system with evidence-based tools and resources. Special thanks to WSPA news for the coverage and support. There are 4,000 children and youth engaged in the […]

Our Mindfulness Program at APA Conference!

  Our 5 Minute Mindfulness program is in the news!  We collaborated with Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine (VCOM) to roll out an exciting mindfulness project at Upward Sports for volleyball athletes.  The findings and results of the collaboration will be presented in San Francisco for the annual American Psychiatric Association annual conference. Special […]

2019 Flourish Summer Camps!

Back by popular demand, our Flourish summer camps will be happening at Converse College beginning in June, 2019.  The camps are a fun, interactive way to empower girls ages 10 and up. Learn more and Register here.

Media Can Impact Suicide Risk

It is important for those interested in suicide prevention and postvention to understand the impact media plays on suicide risk.  Here are a few important findings. 1. In 2008 the World Health Organization published a 22 page resource book for media professionals to assist in prevention and responsible coverage of suicide.  In the book, WHO […]

Substance Use Prevention “Tour” for Schools

  In 2018, Mental Fitness partnered with The Forrester Center for Behavioral Health and the SC Youth Suicide Prevention Initiative to bring a 4 hour symposium “tour” to schools.  The data coming in from our post- program surveys is confirming what we have known for over 14 years … educators are requesting more training on […]

Suicide Prevention Initiative in Spartanburg!

Mental Fitness has teamed up with the Suicide Prevention Office (SC Youth Suicide Prevention Initiative or SCYSPI) to create the Spartanburg Suicide Prevention Initiative, servicing all Spartanburg schools and colleges. The program is led and directed by Taylor Davis, Ed.S., who is the School Suicide Prevention Program Coordinator through the Department of Mental Health in […]