AIR was invited to attend two mental health fairs in the Edison School District, where we started many conversations about good mental health and suicide prevention. AIR volunteers Erin Popolo and Kaylee Murillo attended with Newbie therapy dog Cooper.
AIR is tremendously grateful for ALL of our school contacts who understand the importance of starting conversations of good mental health with their students….and there are many.
One example of AIR School partners are the people who work at Brick Township High School. We were able to reach ALL students in all grades during two visits in the fall 2021, thanks to Principal David Kasyan; Lori Ann Roland, LPC, LCADC, Student Assistance Coordinator; and David Seegert, Director, School Based Youth Services, which are provided through Preferred Behavioral Health Group.Go to Top
AIR recently spoke with seniors and juniors at Brick Township High School.
“I have such a strong connection to these animals and I truly believe they positively affect people of all ages. They seem to have an innate sense and so many of our students truly come alive when interacting with the dogs. They truly are furry little healers,” said Lori Ann Roland, LPC, LCADC, Student Assistance Coordinator at the high school. “Thank you again for coming to our school and sharing. So many students came to my office to tell me how much they loved the program and how hearing Kenny’s story moved them. Keep doing what you are doing. It helps so many.”
AIR also attended a soccer game at Montgomery High School to raise awareness of mental health issues. Erin Popola also participated in this event.
AIR wrapped up the last week in October with a visit to Hopewell Valley Central High School, again bringing the AIR Dogs to help students smile.