What is the Shining Minds Project?
Shining Minds Project is non-profit with roots in mental health, suicide awareness, and childhood abuse. Our work is founded on the belief that suicide is preventable and that early education, communication, and action are essential to prevention.
What We Do
Our organization hopes to establish a youth-directed peer-education program with a focus on educating middle and high school students about mental illness, early warning signs, and where to seek help and support. Our peer-education model draws on the credibility that young people have with their peers and will put a new spin on preventive measures.
We are also intent on changing legislation in order to better protect people from cyberbullying and harassment, which can lead to ongoing mental health issues.
OF YOUNG PEOPLE THINK BULLYING ONLINE IS EASIER TO GET AWAY WITH THAN BULLYING IN PERSON.
How YOU can help by getting involved.
We can't do this alone, and we can't do this without people like you. There are so, so many ways you can help us make our dreams come true in Kat's honor. Whether it be donating your time, your money, resources, or talents- we promise you there's a way you can help us change everything- and help us save lives.
Nonprofits cost money to operate, too, especially when starting out. We have big plans and big dreams and even $1 donation helps us get so much closer to our goals.
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At the end of the day, we need the word of the Shining Minds Project spread. Share our mission on social media, and hashtag #WeShineOn- such a small effort helps us tremendously.
Thank you for doing this! Often people's stories go unheard much like my own I'm glad someone is finally willing to listen and something is being done.
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Our team works tirelessly, teaching teens how to cultivate a healthy mindset and allowing them to safely engage with their peers- the cornerstone of our mission. We truly believe by equipping every teen with the right tools, we know we can save lives.