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An Ounce of Prevention is Worth a Pound of Cure.

Today’s middle and high school students face growing social pressures including bullying, drugs and alcohol, sex, self-harming, anxiety, and depression. Well-informed parents and caregivers are the first line of defense.

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Empowering young people. Enhancing their communities.

Jana Marie Foundation empowers young people, especially young women, to make positive choices, practice self-respect and maintain healthy relationships by providing opportunities for personal growth and creative expression.

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She's Crazy: Mental Health & Other Myths

She’s Crazy: Mental Health and Other Myths will entertain you. It will educate and inform you about mental health. It will make you laugh. It may make you cry. It will motivate you to reach out to help…and reach out for help. It will be a show and a message you won’t soon forget.

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Wellness Forum for Young Women, Grades 6-12

This one-day interactive forum will allow young women across Centre County to build personal strength and self-confidence to help combat the stresses of today’s high pressure society. Next program is Saturday, April 1 from 8:45am - 2:30pm at Mount Nittany Middle School.

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Welcome

Mental and emotional health are equally as important as physical well-being; yet stigma and shame surround the topics making them taboo to discuss. That is why Jana Marie Foundation has made as its mission to increase protective factors for young people and raise awareness for mental wellness and suicide prevention.

 

Since our inception five years ago, Jana Marie Foundation has empowered young people, especially young women, to make positive choices, practice self-respect, and maintain healthy relationships by providing opportunities for personal growth and creative expression.

 

Hope

 

 Poem and drawing by Jana  Vicere

Once I wished upon a star,

But I knew my wish wouldn’t come true,

So it didn’t.

 

Once I prayed up to my God,

But I knew my prayers wouldn’t be answered,

So they weren’t.

 

Once I planned the perfect day,

But I knew my plans wouldn’t work out, 

So they didn’t.

 

Once I hoped against all odds,

But instead of doubting, I believed,

So my hopes came true.