What are they?
This box is filled with activities, resources, and coping tools that are typically found in therapist offices and clinics that support an individual who is experiencing mental health struggles. Each activity includes personal words from our team members to show that the person using this box is not alone. We aim to bring these boxes into homeless shelters, guidance counselor offices, psychiatric units, therapy offices, at-home settings, and other places in need.
How do they work?
These boxes are designed to be used during a person's time of need and remind the person that they are not alone and the world needs them here. Each tool and activity are similar to what you would find in a therapy clinic or mental health service and aim to support and uplift those that are using them.
Every 40 seconds, someone in this world dies by suicide. We need more at-home, accessible resources for struggling adolescents and adults. With the rising need of mental health services, wait lists for therapists are weeks long. We need tools and resources in this waiting period that will provide support. We need more than a hotline number to call.
To read more about the specifics behind each activity,
WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING
I really liked the heart shaped ice pack. I like it because when I was stressed out and I needed a minute I would just take it out and use it.
- TWNYH Box User
One thing that they have that I have not really seen in other agencies/programs is a tool kit box for youth, that in my opinion, is a great resource for those struggling
- Tracy Scherrer,
Executive Director of The Haven Project