Beatkeepers is HFTD’s creative education program focusing on empowering urban youth through musical and artistic expression. 

This project consists of 16 to 21 year old high-risk adolescents from low-income areas of Chicago coping with mental illness.


Talk Saves Lives

Peervention is a community-based presentation that covers the basics of what suicide is, explains how to identify the signs and symptoms of those who may be at risk, and discusses prevention strategies that everyone should learn to help save lives.


Mental Health First Aid

Mental Health First Aid is a 4-hour course that teaches you how to help someone who is developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis. The training helps you identify, understand, and respond to signs of addictions and mental illnesses.