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.
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.
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.
Chicago Mental Health
& Wellness Fair
The Chicago mental health & wellness fair is held twice annually, in both May and October.
• Free mental health screenings from trained professionals.
• Register to become certified in youth mental health first aid.
• Resources for veterans, the unemployed, uninsured, elderly, and/or disabled.
• Alternative treatment info, demonstrations, services, product samples, & more.
THE HUMBOLDT MILE
The Humboldt Mile is a one mile chip timed road race, that honors mental health awareness month with 100% of the proceeds benefiting hope for the day’s suicide prevention and mental health education programs.
ART GIVES ME HOPE
An annual spring pop-up art show supporting suicide prevention and mental health education projects.