Mental Health Awareness Month 2018



A powerful art exhibit highlighting the importance of mental wellness. Sponsored by Jana Marie Foundation



The Stompers Project® by Jana Marie Foundation is a unique community project designed to break down barriers and stomp out the stigma that surrounds mental and emotional well-being. Many of our community Stompers will be onsite as well as artwork and thoughts from the sessions.


MAY 1 – 31: J.A.M. Fest Guitar Artwork

Jana Marie Foundation, Skills of Central PA, and Beck Psychotherapy have teamed up to bring the J.A.M. Fest Guitar Artwork to the Centre County community. Guitar cutouts have been painted by artists from our community and are placed in store front windows throughout Downtown State College. Thank you to Art Alliance for their generous support in making this project happen!


MAY 1 – 31: Webster’s Art Gallery: Portraits by William Snyder III

Sponsored by Jana Marie Foundation.



Help us continue providing experiential programs mental wellness through creative expression. Donate to Jana Marie Foundation during this 36 hour online giving event.


MAY 12: Jana’s Art and Music (J.A.M.) Fest 2018

Join us in downtown State College from 12pm – 5pm for a chance to experience and participate in various forms of creative expression, view art in store front windows, engage in community conversations. listen to live music and focus on mental wellness. Sponsored by Beck Psychotherapy, Skills of Central PA, and Webster’s. Learn More


MAY 21: Adult Mental Health First Aid

Mental Health First Aid is a training program that teaches members of the public how to help a person developing a mental health problem, experiencing a worsening of an existing mental health problem or in a mental health crisis. Like traditional first aid, Mental Health First Aid does not teach people to treat or diagnose mental health or substance use conditions. Instead, the training teaches people how to offer initial support until appropriate professional help is received or until the crisis resolves. This course is appropriate for anyone 18 and over. To enroll or to find out more information, please email


MAY 22: STRAIGHT TALK: Building a Mental Health Safety Net

It takes a village to raise a child. Please join us for this powerful straight talk on the importance of mental health and how community agencies, medical and counseling professionals, State College Area School District administration and students are working together to help support youth in our area. The evening will consist of a short presentation by Jeanne Knouse, followed by a panel discussion. The Straight Talk Series is brought to the Centre County area by Jana Marie Foundation, Youth Service Bureau, Communities that Care and State College Area School District.


MAY 30: Youth Mental Health First Aid

Youth Mental Health First Aid is designed to teach parents, family members, caregivers, teachers, school staff, peers, neighbors, health and human services workers, and other caring citizens how to help an adolescent (age 12-18) who is experiencing a mental health or addictions challenge or is in crisis. To enroll or to find out more information, please email