Know the Signs Messaging Campaign

Know the Signs Messaging Campaign

LEAD Pittsburgh’s messaging and outreach has reached parents of middle and high school-aged children with our “Know the Signs of Teen Depression and Anxiety” campaign. Through outdoor ads (billboards and bus shelters), digital (Facebook, banner ads, and keyword search ads), and ads in programs of high school musicals and Cultural Trust shows, LEAD is encouraging parents and caregivers to Know the Signs, learn more, and seek help if concerned about their teen. Continue reading

Upcoming 12/12 FOCUS Event: “We’ve Been There”

Upcoming 12/12 FOCUS Event: “We’ve Been There”

Please join LEAD Pittsburgh and JFCS along with a Panel featuring young people with lived experience with mental health challenges at our next FOCUS event on 12/12.

Audience Q & A will follow the Panel presentation, then there will be time to mix and mingle and continue the conversation afterwards. Topics we’ll discuss include stigma, knowing the signs, talking with therapists, and much more.  Please join us! 

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LEAD Featured at Jazz Event

LEAD Featured at Jazz Event

LEAD Pittsburgh was the featured nonprofit at the Rivers Club “Wednesday Night Live” Jazz event on May 9, 2018.  Jazz singer Jessica Lee brought together LEAD, local artist Julie Shymansky, and amazing jazz musicians and guest singers for an evening of art and music, giving LEAD the opportunity to raise awareness and educate those in attendance about depression, knowing the signs, and resilience. 

Click here to view the Jazz Event flyer.

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LEAD Receives Benjamin Rush Community Organization Award

LEAD Receives Benjamin Rush Community Organization Award

On February 24, 2018 the Allegheny County Medical Society Foundation recognized LEAD Pittsburgh by awarding our organization the Benjamin Rush Community Organization Award at their “Celebration of Excellence” Gala.  

This award is given each year to an organization on behalf of the 3,000 physician members of the Allegheny County Medical Society in appreciation of outstanding contributions made to public health. 

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Coffee and Connect April 2018

Coffee and Connect April 2018

Join LEAD Pittsburgh on April 12th at 6:30pm at the Oakland Starbucks on Forbes and Atwood for a discussion about the “asking your feelings to tea”. Through the discussion, we will learn more about how to look our feelings in the eye and the necessary and informative role that emotions play in our lives.

The event will be hosted by Patricia Boswell, a Licensed Professional Counselor with 37 years of experience. Patricia understands it takes courage to feel what is real

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Coffee and Connect March 2018

Coffee and Connect March 2018

Join LEAD Pittsburgh on March 20th at 6:30pm at the Oakland Starbucks on Forbes and Atwood for a discussion about the Drive to Motivate. Through the discussion, we will learn more about how to find what makes us go and how to help others do the same.

The event will be hosted by Dan Esterly, M.S., MBA- Behavioral Economist and Ph.D. student. In addition, Dan is the host of “Behavior Business,” a radio show on WPPJ radio and 670 AM through Point Park University that connects mental health with the business world. Dan serves on the board of directors and board of development committee for the Glade Run Foundation, and also is advising on the Education Workforce Development Committee & State of the Practice Committee sponsored by the Arm Institute and U.S. Government.

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