Programs

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Stress Less, Laugh More Campaign

This week long program aims to promote positive mental health and stress-relieving behaviors.  It serves to educate, engage and aid students in learning how to proactively deal with stress and anxiety.

Goals: provide coping strategies for students to effectively deal with stress; reduce the stigma surrounding mental health issues; get the clinical team and counselors in front of students and provide them with resources

For more information about implementation, click here


MHAW

Mental Health Awareness Week

This week long program aims to raise student, faculty and parent awareness about depression, anxiety and other mental health issues through daily activities and events such as speakers, PSAs, workshops, and games that promote healthy living.

Goals: improve student understanding of mental illness; reduce stigma surrounding mental health issues; foster an ongoing dialogue among students, faculty and peers about mental health issues (warning signs and treatment options) and the importance of mental well-being

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Lake braddock gymSpeaker Series

Recommended speakers will come to school communities to share their personal experiences with mental issues. They can speak to the entire student body in an assembly setting and in the evening to parents. They may answer questions and stay after for personal follow-up with the audience.

Goals: to educate students, faculty and the school community on mental health and reduce the stigma surrounding mental health issues

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McLean HSYoga/Mindfulness

JAF works with trained yoga and mindfulness instructors to bring these mind-body practices to students and staff. Yoga and mindfulness have been proven to reduce stress and improve mood in teens.

Goals: to provide students and staff with coping skills to better manage stress and difficult emotions.

For more information about implementation, send an email to info@joshandersonfoundation.org.


If you are interested in having these programs at your school, fill out this request form

If you have a new mental health advocacy program idea and would like the foundation to help sponsor, fill out this request form