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Our Collaborative Work to End Mental Health Stigma

At Newport Healthcare, we believe in sustainable healing, and our vision is to be synonymous with providing hope and treatment to young people. We work with national and community partners and like-minded social good organizations to strengthen families and support young people’s lives as they navigate today’s increasingly complex world. As part of our commitment to alleviating the stigma surrounding youth mental health, we strive to continue the conversation and foster transparency around challenging and uncomfortable topics, which ultimately supports more young people to access the help they need.

The Trevor Project

Newport Healthcare is a proud Corporate Partner of The Trevor Project, the world’s largest suicide prevention and mental health organization for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning young people.

In addition to Newport’s financial assistance that supports The Trevor Project’s suicide prevention efforts, every Newport employee is required to attend the organization’s tailored, in-depth Ally Training program led by Trevor’s public education team.

“Our work with The Trevor Project affirms our commitment to the LGBTQ+ community, to supporting their mental health needs with educated clinicians and an inclusive treatment environment, and financially supporting the efforts of The Trevor Project’s critical mission to end LGBTQ youth suicide.”

Joe Procopio, Newport CEO

In response to the current nationwide teen drug crisis and the dangers of alcohol use among young people, was founded by Newport Academy in 2011 to help teens dealing with substance abuse. The objective of is to provide parents with a deeper understanding of addiction and how teen rehab and comprehensive treatment can help save lives, while also connecting families to teen treatment centers.

As part of our vision to be an innovator in behavioral health treatment and a pioneer in removing the stigma of mental health, Newport has joined forces with the American Psychological Association (APA) to raise awareness and understanding of mental health treatment options. The American Psychological Association is the leading scientific and professional organization representing psychology in the United States, with more than 133,000 researchers, educators, clinicians, consultants, and students as its members. They seek to promote the advancement, communication, and application of psychological science and knowledge to benefit society and improve lives. The Newport/APA relationship includes a series of mental health-focused sponsored webinars, integrated educational materials, and participation in the national APA Annual Convention.

To Write Love On Her Arms

Newport Healthcare has long partnered with To Write Love On Her Arms (TWLOHA), a nonprofit movement dedicated to presenting hope and finding help for people struggling with depression, addiction, self-injury, and suicide. The social movement began with a short story posted online about a teenage girl named Renee and her battle with addiction, depression, self-injury, and suicidal thoughts. As her story found readers around the world, it inspired a movement: first to help Renee pay for her treatment, then to help others in similar situations find hope and the resources they need.

Newport’s partnership with TWLOHA has included matching gift donations, Newport employee and alumni team fundraising efforts, participation in TWLOHA roundtable events, and suicide prevention awareness marketing efforts to both organizations’ audiences. Funds raised for TWLOHA go toward counseling and group therapy sessions, as well as support and guidance to treatment resources for individuals who are struggling.

We proudly support TWLOHA in their mission to encourage, inform, inspire, and invest directly into treatment and recovery.”

Joe Procopio, CEO, Newport Healthcare

Rock to Recovery

Newport Healthcare is a longtime supporter of Rock to Recovery, an organization that uses music creation to help “soothe the restless souls of those in recovery.” In experiential sessions, Newport clients get to write and record songs together with Rock to Recovery’s staff of professional musicians, who are also in recovery. The process helps nurture a sense of belonging and self-esteem, while also allowing clients to express themselves through lyrics and singing.

Newport Academy Restoring Families Resources: Newport Academy Well-being Resources: parenting support groups

Community Support Groups

Newport Healthcare offers parent support groups for the community, at no cost, that combine two of our greatest assets: our clinicians and our connections with parents. The primary goals of our support groups are to provide information on teen and young adult mental health resources and share tools to support family harmony. Our licensed therapists also offer support groups for teens and young adults, to facilitate honest dialogue around what it means to engage with the challenges and opportunities of today’s world.

In addition, Newport Healthcare has made donations to support Connecticut Foodshare, Save the Children, FutureWell, GirlTrek, Community of Hope DC, the Red Cross, and many of the local fire and law enforcement agencies in the communities in which we have residential or outpatient locations.

Reducing the Stigma Around Mental Health

We started Newport Academy in 2008 to empower teens and restore families. What does that look like today? We are now a vital part of the cultural conversation surrounding adolescent mental health—including critical issues such as sensationalized media that plays to our fears; teen isolation through video game and social media addiction; and depression, trauma, and a myriad of other diagnoses that plague our youth and greater society.

Newport Academy Event Honors Nic and David Sheff

Newport Academy hosted a conversation at our Intensive Outpatient and Therapeutic Day School location in California as a social good fiscal sponsor with New York Times best-selling author David Sheff and his son Nic. The event celebrated David’s book about their lives, Beautiful Boy, which was adapted into an award-winning feature film […]

TikTok Diagnosis Videos Leave Some Teens Thinking They Have Rare Mental Disorders

Newport Academy Director of Outpatient Services Don Grant, who chairs a committee of the American Psychological Association that develops guidance for psychologists and the public on device and social-media use, explained that being saturated with negative content can alter the brain’s chemistry, displacing feel-good neurotransmitters with stress hormones. […]

We’re doing our part to reverse the youth mental health crisis, because we believe in the power of comprehensive treatment.