What is Mental Health?

We believe that mental health lies on a continuum and includes our emotional, psychological and social well being. Important at every stage of life, mental health affects the way a person thinks, feels, relates to others, and behaves.


Wendy Ward

Executive Director and Co-Founder

  • A graduate of Denison University with a degree in Psychology, Wendy Ward has spent her extensive corporate career in advertising, marketing and human connections. As she navigated the landscape of raising and educating her children, the need for social and emotional wellness hit her close to home.

    Wendy became heavily involved in a Social Emotional Learning Tool called Kimochis. Now a Kimochis Facilitator, Wendy has spent the last 5 years in schools teaching the importance of emotional health to children, educators and administrators.

  • Seeing the success children can have with early vocabulary building and conversations encouraged Wendy to co-found the Youth Mental Health Project. As a mother and strong community advocate, Wendy understands that change is not only attainable but sustainable.

  To book Wendy for your event, please send a request using the email address below.

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Let’s increase awareness of youth mental health needs together – Childhood and adolescence are critical time periods in human development. Half of all mental health conditions begin by age 14, and 75 percent are present by age 24. At the grassroots level, we work to inform local communities of the importance of youth mental health and to help them reduce the shame, blame, silence and misunderstanding surrounding mental health.

Together, with your community we can help to teach recognizing warning signs and to create homes, schools and communities that foster open dialogue and emotional, social and mental well-being.

By reaching out we can foster understanding and end the shame blame and silence.Wendy Ward

Book Wendy as Guest Speaker for your next conference or event.

To get more information on how to book Wendy as a guest speaker, please contact us using the email address below.