"You're Not Alone" (YNA) is a Teen Mental Health education (evidence-based) program and social media campaign designed to train local youth to understand that the words, "mental health" are not bad works; and it is OK and important for youth to seek help from a trusted adult when they feel overwhelmed, stressed, or depressed.
This program teaches skills that help reduce anxiety and encourage confidence; therefore, YNA enables youth to focus on living in the present, rather than ponder on things that are beyond their control. As trained and certified YNA Student Ambassadors, participants are equipped with the tools that help gradually reduce the stigma surrounding mental illnesses.
The overall goal of the YNA program is to prevent youth from succumbing to potential thoughts or actions involving drugs, alcohol, risky behavior and/or suicide.
The program consists of a series of five 1-hour training seminars taught to groups of students at their respective high schools.
To find out more about the You're Not Alone program; or, to learn about adolescent behavior and how you can help young adults succeed through mental health awareness and wellness, please contact Be Free Lake at (352) 383-2099 or visit their website at www.befreelake.org
Watch Superintendent Kornegay Super Sunday - Episode 14: You're Not Alone Program
Congratulations to our “You’re Not Alone” (YNA) 2021 Student Ambassadors for completing their national certification as teen mental health advocates. They are now trained to recognize the needs of their peers and direct them to trusted and professional adults for support. Students from Eustis, Leesburg, Mount Dora, Tavares, Umatilla, and South Lake High Schools were inducted as YNA leaders this year and recognized for their commitment.