Teen + Young Adult Mental Health Initiative

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Mindfulness
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The JCC is thrilled to have launched the Teen + Young Adult Mental Health Initiative in Fall 2022. This Initiative is dedicated to supporting the mental wellness of our community’s teens and young adults through specialty programming, events, and services offered throughout the year. The JCC invites you to preview the 2023 slate of programs.

And if you are or know a teen, young adult or family of a young person struggling with mental health concerns Naomi Skop Richter, LCSW is available for consultation to help you connect to an appropriate referral. Reach out to Naomi at nskoprichter@mmjccm.org.


Teen Mindfulness Leadership

8 Wednesdays, Jan 25–Mar 22 (except Feb 22), 5–6:30 pm; Grades 11—12; snacks provided

Learn how to practice mindfulness, self-care, time management, and other critical skills to support your mental health and well-being. You will receive a certificate in mindful leadership from the JCC upon completion, which is a great resume booster.

To register, please click here.


Teen ZTalks: Storytelling Lab

4 Tuesdays, Mar 14–Apr 4, 5–7 pm; Grades 9–12; dinner provided

Calling all storytellers! This workshop will give you the tools to create and craft a short TedX-style story of your own and have it professionally filmed, reaching teens worldwide through the HereNow platform.

To register, please click here.


Teen Mental Health First Aid Training

3 Wednesdays, Apr 19 + 26, May 3, 5–7 pm; Grades 10–12; dinner provided

When youths experience a mental health challenge, 80% of the time they turn to their peers first for help. This nationally accredited course will empower you to recognize red flags and support your friends and direct them to the right resources.

To register, please click here.


Save the Date!

Supporting Youth Mental Health: Challenges, Resilience, and Growth
Mar 9 + Mar 10
Marlene Meyerson JCC Manhattan
334 Amsterdam Ave, New York, NY 10023

Are you a youth professional, educator, social worker, clergy member, lay leader, parent or teen invested in understanding teen + young adult mental health concerns? Are you looking to become more empowered in supporting the mental wellness of this population? Come join us in March 2023 as MMJCCM invites you to a 2-day conference to learn from experts in the field. This conference will feature opening Keynote Speaker Dr. Deborah Gilboa, a practicing physician, resilience expert, author and parent.


These programs are generously subsidized by the Teen + Young Adult Mental Health Initiative. To find out more, visit mmjccm.org/tya-mental-health, or contact Naomi Skop Richter at nskoprichter@mmjccm.org