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Volume 5 Issue 8 October 2020
FIFTEEN YOUTH COMPLETE FIRST TEEN MENTAL HEALTH FIRST AID TRAINING IN NEW PALTZ
A group of fifteen Hudson Valley teens completed the first teen Mental Health First Aid training offered by the Maya Gold Foundation. The group participated in readings, discussions, video screenings,  and small group activities over the course of the three week training.

One teen commented that, 
“For me the highlight of the program was the intriguing discussions and realization and clarity I gained from the program, for myself and others. Trauma, mental health challenges and crises, and getting help are so misunderstood but I found that it made so much more sense and I realized a lot of new things about my mental health and that of my friends after the program.”

A second training is currently underway in New Paltz, and plans for regional trainings this winter and spring are ongoing.

If you would like to host a training at your school or community organization please let us know.
We are looking for other sites and groups to train.


Photo Credit: Monika Graff

This program was partially funded by: 


 

and a Generous Anonymous Donor
 

CLICK THE VIDEO THUMBNAILS BELOW TO SEE AND HEAR FEEDBACK FROM RECENT TMHFA PARTICIPANTS
Maya Todd and Emily Lawrence share their thoughts about the tMHFA training.
Kaylin Martin and Amelia Looft share their thoughts about the tMHFA training.
Frances Schembri, Nyah Cunniff, and Quinn Ratynski share their thoughts about the tMHFA training.
YOUTH ACTION TEAM PLANS WINTER CLOTHING DRIVE
In addition to attending committee meetings and assisting at public events, our Youth Action Team has its own social media presence and plans it own activities.  Last year the Team created a "Scavenger Hunt" in the Village of New Paltz as a fundraiser.  This fall they decided to run a winter clothing drive for those in need. The Youth Action Team is accepting donations of gently worn, stain free, non-tattered, winter clothing through November 1. 

Rhiannon Sloane, Youth Action Team First Vice President commented that "I’m so excited to be able to create something that serves me so little, but serves my community in so many ways."  This is in the true spirit of our work, selfless service to others.

The teens plan to cull,  sort,  and wash all clothing, and on November 7, clean, used clothing will be available for pickup in the Village of New Paltz to anyone in need.

To donate or pickup please email mayagoldfoundation.yat@gmail.com for the drop off or pickup address.
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