When a Loved One Comes Out

Coming out is defined as the process of personally accepting your sexuality and telling others. This experience is different for everyone – some people experience anxiety and pain while others find acceptance easier and liberating. One of the many fears individuals face when coming out is that their loved ones will reject them and/or stop […]

Youth Mental Health First Aid (Day 2 of 2)

Sometimes, first aid isn’t a bandage, or CPR, or the Heimlich, or calling 911.  Sometimes, first aid is YOU! A young person you know could be experiencing a mental health challenge or crisis. You can help! You are more likely to encounter someone — friend, family member, student, neighbor or member of the community – in […]

Youth Mental Health First Aid (Day 1 of 2)

Sometimes, first aid isn’t a bandage, or CPR, or the Heimlich, or calling 911.  Sometimes, first aid is YOU! A young person you know could be experiencing a mental health challenge or crisis. You can help! You are more likely to encounter someone — friend, family member, student, neighbor or member of the community – in […]

‘Mental Health First Aid’ Certification

A free training class is being offered to help take the fear and hesitation out of starting conversations about mental health and substance abuse problems by teaching people how to identify, understand and respond to a variety of mental health situations. The Alliance for Safe Kids (ASK), announced the availability of this free, two-day certification […]

Save A Life: Stress & Anxiety Workshop

Adolescence is a time of great change, growth and development, and new discoveries. Unfortunately, all too often, this time period is also fraught with struggle.  Teens are facing greater demands than ever before. Between increased academic demands, social media and technology, and a fast-paced high-pressure world, teens are often left feeling overwhelmed, powerless, hopeless, and […]

Save A Life: It’s Not Just About the Food

Newport Academy is a proud sponsor of Save A Life workshop, “Its Not Just About the Food,” which will provide high school students the chance to learn and understand signs and symptoms of eating disorders. Lisa Bargellini, Licensed Mental Health Counselor, will be exploring with teens the reasons why people develop self-destructive ways of coping through the […]

Youth Mental Health First Aid Course (2 of 2)

Sometimes, first aid isn’t a bandage, or CPR, or the Heimlich, or calling 911.  Sometimes, first aid is YOU! A young person you know could be experiencing a mental health challenge or crisis. You can help! You are more likely to encounter someone — friend, family member, student, neighbor or member of the community – in […]

Youth Mental Health First Aid Course (1 of 2)

Sometimes, first aid isn’t a bandage, or CPR, or the Heimlich, or calling 911.  Sometimes, first aid is YOU! A young person you know could be experiencing a mental health challenge or crisis. You can help! You are more likely to encounter someone — friend, family member, student, neighbor or member of the community – in […]

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ASK Three Words… “Are You Okay?”

Three words that can change the course of a teen’s life! Are You Ok? These words can start a very important conversation with a young person that can show them that someone cares and is there to help! Everyday about 12 youth die by suicide, and about 25 more make an attempt! This month is national suicide prevention […]