MPower for Teens 

 


MPower is designed to educate teenagers on mental health issues relevant to them, to initiate interest in potential careers in the mental health profession, to de-stigmatize mental health care, and to support the community through service projects promoting mental wellness. 

MPower alumni visit

This new program was pilot-tested in one high school in Palm Beach County during the 2009-2010 school year with great success. A special success of that first year was an award-winning Science Fair project on Learning and Memory with Music.

MPower will continues with a full schedule of activities including:

  • Regular club meetings with guest speakers who will speak about mental health disorders including eating disorders, stress and anxiety, major mental illnesses, and much more.
  • Students will research topics of interest related to Behavioral health.
  • Students will make films highlighting various mental health topics of interest to young people.
  • Another Science Fair project on the positive effects of nature on mood, stress, and sense of well-being.
  • Students will earn community service hours by completing a community service project. The community service component will help them learn more about the mental health profession and perhaps encourage some of them to pursue a career in a mental health profession.

 

MPower at Park Vista
 

The MPower Club at Park Vista Community High School celebrated the exciting debut of the two Public Service Announcements (PSAs). The subject of the PSAs is eating disorders, and they can be viewed below.

 

 

  


 

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