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Please Pass the Love is more than a non-profit. We recognize that every person has value and worth. Relationships are essential to our success as humans, in schools, and in life. We seek to model the climate of caring that we seek to create in our schools and our world. 

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Click the icon to the right to get involved. You can choose which programs to be contacted about. 

Join our Summer Skills Groups as a group leader. 

Youth from 4th grade through high school age will engage in therapeutic activities led by a master’s level clinician/individual to learn and practice appropriate skills to improve their mental health and wellbeing. There will be various groups, each dedicated to skills such as, managing stress, self esteem, anxiety, and social skills.

 

Groups will meet once a week for eight weeks starting June 7th and ending on August 4th. (No sessions during the week of July 4.)

 

All registration links can be found below. Groups will be held at the Mickle Center (1620 Pleasant St, Des Moines, IA 50314) or at the Des Moines Central Library in Conference Room #2 (1000 Grand Ave, Des Moines, IA 50309).

Volunteer Opportunity

There is a dire need for mental health professionals in the state of Iowa in order to meet the needs of young people. Please Pass the Love has partnered with the Office of Latino Affairs and AEA Online Learning to create an asynchronous online STEAM course for high school students designed to provide standardized evidence-based information about mental health, as well as increase awareness of mental health professions.

 

We are developing two 1-hour long modules: Mental Health Basics and Careers in Mental Health as a pilot for the course.

 

If you are interested in participating in this course's pilot or would like more information, sign up here?

Workforce Development Interest Form

Join ISMHA

Currently, Iowa has a variety of agencies doing amazing work, but lack an organized system to maximize on best practice and communication. The intention of ISMHA is to bring together a large number of diverse stakeholders to have a better understanding of what school mental health in Iowa looks like, what is currently being done, assess target goal areas, develop a sustainable statewide action plan, and create an ongoing community of practice to progress the school mental health work. 

Buy PPTL Merch

Shopping in our merchandise store is the perfect way to show your support of mental health and to help provide quality resources and services to area youth! Proceeds go back to helping Please Pass the Love provide students, schools, educators, and parents the tools they need to see a positive impact in mental health. 

Blog

The Please Pass the Love blog is a safe place where individuals who have experiences regarding mental health can share stories and information with one another. Bloggers can write about any mental health related topic they choose. It can be their own experiences, how mental health has impacted others, or how someones else's mental health has impacted them.