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Testimonials

"MINDS uses a highly engaging format to inform young people about mental illness and reduce the stigmatizing attitudes that lurk as obstacles to effective treatment. The program content is completely up-to-date and the presentations are easily disseminated within community schools. Furthermore, the extent of MINDS' commitment to accountability, continual program improvement, and the evaluation of outcomes is impressive! I enthusiastically recommend the MINDS Programs."

-Cheryl K., Ph.D., Chief Psychologist, Departments of Psychiatry and Psychology, The University of Michigan

"A student came into class very sleepy one morning and spoke to me privately; He stated that he had been at the hospital all night until 4:00 in the morning with his best friend. I commented that I hoped that everything had turned out well and that his friend was alright. The student shared with me that the previous evening, his friend had text messaged him telling him that he loved him and that he was a great friend to him. This was an unusual statement between the two friends and it alarmed my student. As a result of the teachings of MINDS and their visit to the classroom during the Health class, my student felt alarmed and called the boy's parent, who was at home. The parent went upstairs and discovered her son and several prescription drug bottles; He had taken large doses of mixed prescription medication. She called 911 and the boy was rushed to the emergency room where he was treated for a drug overdose and survived his attempted suicide. I asked my student how he knew what to do and he stated that because of what he had learned in Health class and the MINDS presentation, he knew he had to act."

-An Oakland County Schools Health Teacher

"Yesterday another student came to me and said "PLEASE tell the people who came to our school with this presentation that they saved a life, it's mine." The student went home after school the day of the presentation to talk to her mom and step dad about what she heard and learned. She has complained a lot this past school year about her feelings of sadness all the time. At this point, she came to the conclusion she didn't want to live anymore. She expressed that to her mom and step dad and they decided to take her to Havenwick the following day. That is why she had the chance to see me and tell me her story. Mom and step dad felt she would be ok to attend one of her last days of school before heading over to the hospital. She looked and seemed relieved with the outcome and was ready to accept help. Thanks to MINDS organization this young lady hopefully has been saved! I can't thank you enough for all that you do. I hope this never ends. The education everyone receives because of your organization is priceless.

-A counselor at L'Anse Creuse Middle School South

"I am very grateful that MINDS exists and provides such a valuable service to Oakland County. We are very lucky to have such a wonderful resource available to our schools. Thank you for adding to the professional growth of our educational community in Oakland County."

-Anonymous