New Hampshire's Camp Mowglis Certified In Camp Mental Health
By: Let's Empower, Advocate, and Do!
LEAD intends to certify every American camp in CMH by 2025, as proactive mental health education of all camp staff is vital to ensuring a safe and nurturing environment for campers and college-aged staff. The course was designed after LEAD's executives conducted research (https://docs.google.com/
As one in five youth suffers from a severe mental illness and 70% of youth with mental illness fail to receive treatment, every camp professional should be certified in Camp Mental Health certification (https://docs.google.com/
This week, LEAD is celebrating Camp Mowglis' certification in CMH, as it is the SECOND camp to be certified in the state of New Hampshire!
Many of Camp Mowglis' camp counselors reported what they learned, felt, and took away from the course.
• "It's really worth it."
• "This course is something everybody should take to be prepared to help others and your own self."
• "The LEAD training was eye opening, effective, and useful."
• "It brought the issue of mental health front and center and gave us concrete action steps to do if we encounter, or think we encounter a camper or staff member in a crisis."
LEAD looks forward to certifying more summer camps throughout the United States. If you would like more information about Camp Mental Health Certification, please contact Kyrah Altman, Exof LEAD, Inc. at 508-717-1243 or email at Kyrah@LEADnow.org.