COMING UP FOR AIR Program
Middle through College Age Students
The Coming Up for AIR™ student presentation is mental health education geared towards students, middle school through high school age. It is a multi-modal presentation: PowerPoint, video, interactive discussion. It is approximately 60 minutes, depending upon class length, and can be offered during Physical Education, Health, Science and Studies/Humanities classes. The presentation can be delivered to individual classes, as well as a full auditorium of students. It is also available and recommended for Parent-Teacher-Student Associations and parent-only audiences.
What is a mental health disorder? What is not?
Stereotypes about mental health disorders
The prevalence of mental health disorders
Possible warning signs
Possible effects of improperly treated mental health disorders
One or two short stories of families affected by mental health disorders and/or suicide
What happens when mental health disorders are not addressed, e.g., self-medication, substance abuse
Warning signs and statistics of suicide
Myths vs. Facts regarding suicide
As of early 2019, more than 80,000 students have participated in Coming Up For AIR™ presentations across the United States. At the end of every presentation, between 6% to 17% of students speak up about their struggles and get help or identify friends about whom they are concerned.
We share the "TRIPLE SAFETY NET" to help identify those at-risk students. This includes:
1. Silicone wristband with hotline card for students
2. In Crisis Card for students
3. Safe Talk Sticker for Teachers
Teachers can also receive:
Signs of Suicide Poster
Stickers with positive messages and the crisis hotline number to place in students’ restrooms
At least one certified AIR Therapy Dog will accompany the presenter. Each therapy dog handler is Youth Mental Health First Aid certified. Students can also receive AIR Dog Trading cards with hotline information.
To schedule a presentation write to firstname.lastname@example.org
for more information.
Donate by Mail:
Attitudes In Reverse
Attn: Donate to Coming Up for AIR
PO Box 3127
Princeton, NJ 08543-3127