OMM’s Latest Events

Mid-Year Leadership Training recap

[image description: group picture of training participations & OMM staff smiling on Zoom (in gallery view)] On Sunday afternoon, January 30th, 2022, 78 student leaders from 54 schools within the Our Minds Matter club network joined our Mid-Year Leadership Training. With a tumultuous start to the new year due to surges in COVID-19 cases across […]

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Black Youth Minds Matter ’22

Happy black history month In celebration of Black History Month, Our Minds Matter is bringing awareness to Black youth mental health through our second annual Black Youth Minds Matter campaign. This month, we will be hosting a series of special events, sharing resources that support Black youth, and highlighting mental health professionals that are changemakers […]

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A Not So Silent Night 2021

“A not so silent night” proved to be just that: we shined a light on mental health! On Thursday, December 9th in downtown D.C., OMM hosted a meaningful event filled with powerful stories on mental health from our community.  Thank you to the students, school staff, family, and community members, especially from our three major […]

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Self-Care Series

Throughout the month of January, Our Minds Matter is offering three virtual self-care sessions to provide a time and space for everyone- students and school staff alike- to be human. Returning to school for the new year can be stressful for anyone, and combined with the added distress caused by the current Covid-19 surge, we […]

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DMV Fall Leadership Trainings

On sequential weekends in September, Our Minds Matter hosted two in person student leadership training sessions for OMM clubs located in DC, Maryland, and Virginia. In total, thirty-two student leaders from twenty-one schools participated in these training sessions to build their leadership skills and their knowledge of how to lead OMM club meetings. After the […]

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New Partner: Crisis Text Line

Our Minds Matter (OMM) is pleased to announce our newest partner, Crisis Text Line.  Crisis Text Line provides accessible and free 24/7  support for people shouldering anxiety, depression, substance abuse, suicidal ideation, or anything in between. How it works: Texters send a message with the word “MIND” to 741741 from anywhere in the U.S. at […]

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OMM 2020-21 Impact Report

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OMM starts the school year strong!

Eighty (80) student leaders from forty-five (45) schools joined our online Back to School Leadership Training on Thursday, August 19th 2021. The goal of this training is to welcome brand new student leaders, provide them with insight into OMM, club resources, and how to transition to hosting meetings in person (as opposed to online). We […]

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OMM is proud recipient of Inova Funding

Our Minds Matter was one of 14 local organizations to receive funding from the Inova Health System’s Community Health Fund to support it’s upstream youth-led suicide prevention program in Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) this coming school year. The Community Health Fund is an opportunity for Inova to invest in the community through partnerships that […]

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Two Friends Bike 4,300 miles To End Teen Suicide

welcome home, mental health heroes! Mental Health activists and friends, Heath Saffer and Omar Baloch finished their 4,300 miles cross-country trek over Fourth of July weekend, ending their journey in Bethany Beach, DE. Heath & Omar lost their childhood friend, Devon Rubenstein, to suicide and CYCLE4LIFE was created by Our Minds Matter and the Devon C. […]

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