This year we served over 7,000 students, educators, families, and community providers with our Covid Mental Health Relief Efforts, but we couldn't have done it without YOU! We have bilingual support groups, skills based mental health groups, school staff support groups, and so much more getting ready to expire because the funding is also running out. This is where we need your help.
It was 10:30p on a Thursday night and when her friend texted her he wanted to die, Eliza knew from her PPTL youth leadership training she had to do something. Her mom wasn't home so she took a risk and messaged PPTL staff. Together they called mobile crisis. Eliza saved a life that night.
Manny was excited when his teacher told him about a conference on mental health just for young people, but he didn't let on how excited with anyone else. He always told everyone that he was fine and his parents were just over-worrying by making him go to a therapist at school. Listening to a musician and professional athlete talk about their struggles with depression was a game-changer. "I didn't know other people felt like I did." Manny is now a Stomp Out Stigma leader at his school. "I don't want kids to think they have to do this alone."