The death of musical genius Chester Bennington, Linkin Park lead man, in July of 2017, rocked the world. Our son, Kenny had been a fan. Chester’s messages from pain of depression and addiction disorder resounded with Kenny and so many young people who struggle with similar illnesses. Shortly after losing Chester, Talinda Bennington discovered Attitudes…Details
T-Shirt Design Artist Shalini Gossain Shalini Gossain learned about AIR during her sophomore year in high school during a Leadership and Philanthropy class. Her group chose to focus on mental health for a project because of the personal connec-tion: a friend of Shalini’s had died by suicide, which led to her interest in learning more…Details
We want to extend a heartfelt thank you to our sponsors, volunteers and attendees who helped make this year’s Miki & Friends OPEN AIR event a success. You can see a slideshow from the event below.
6th through 8th grade students from Community Middle School in West Windsor are supporting AIR and the Miki & Friends Open AIR event on May 18 through their student-led organization called HEAL. Through their fundraising page, they hope to raise enough money to fund an AIR program at another district school. “They’re trying to raise money for AIR so…Details
The Trevor Project shares these disturbing statistics about suicide risk among youth, especially those in the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning (LGBTQ) community, on its website (www.thetrevorproject.org): * “Suicide is the second leading cause of death among young people ages 10 to 24. * “LGB youth seriously contemplate suicide at almost three times the…Details
PRINCETON, NEW JERSEY (February 19, 2019) – Attitudes In Reverse® (AIR™) proudly announces its 11th Annual T-Shirt Design Contest, which encourages students to submit creative ideas for communicating the importance of seeking help for mental health disorders. AIR is a Princeton, NJ based nonprofit organization dedicated to educating youth and adults about mental health, related disorders and suicide…Details
Attitudes in Reverse continued the conversations about good mental health and suicide prevention with Shepard Smith on Fox News for World Mental Health Day.
Yvonne Quinn had raised Packer from 7 weeks old to become a Seeing Eye dog. However, when he was sent back for his final training at 17 months old, Packer experienced gastrointestinal issues and could not complete his Seeing Eye education. After Yvonne took Packer back home, she decided pet therapy would be a great “career change,”…Details
With Covid-19 restrictions, all of the in-person school presentations and therapy visits have been on hold for months. However, AIR Dogs: Paws for Minds therapy team Joy Lindo and her dog Willow have found a way to make a difference during these tough times. Joy, an attorney for a New Jersey agency, has been regularly…Details