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Shine Initiative educates youth and young adults on mental health issues, provides local resources for professional treatment and works to remove the stigma associated with these common illnesses.

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You’re Not Alone

1 in 5

13–18 year olds experience a serious mental health condition

3 of 5

people with mental illness do not seek help or treatment


of lifetime cases of mental illness begin by age 14


of lifetime cases of mental illness begin by age 24

Helpful Resources

In crisis, or need to talk right away?

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Find a mental health professional or other support.

Check these local health providers.

Set up a Shine classroom presentation.

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Download Mindmatters App.

Click here for self-study, resources & conversation!

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What's New

May 7, 2021

60 Minutes to Shine!

60 minutes of music, poetry, and joy to celebrate all who lift their voices for mental health. 60 Minutes to Shine is an hour of music, poetry, and stories to…
August 29, 2019

Mindmatters Teams are in 40 Schools

With the new school year, Shine student Mindmatters teams are now in 40 schools!
August 16, 2019

Jessika Zequeira Selected for Leadership Worcester 2020

Jessika Zequeira, Community Education Specialist, selected for the Leadership Worcester Class of 2020!
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Check out our Mindmatters app to assess your mental health, get support and join the conversation about mind wellness.