Friends DO Make a Difference


Dr. DJ Ida and JR Kuo have trained students at over 40 universities, 5 student-run conferences, and 7 national conferences.

Highlighted universities: Harvard, Michigan State, NYU, Ohio State, Stanford, Syracuse, UC Berkley, University of Georgia, University of Florida, University of Colorado, UPenn, Vanderbilt


  1. Keynote Speech that motivates your group about mental health, wellness, and self-care.

  2. Workshops: A 1-hour or 2-hour session on mental health that can be incorporated into an ongoing conference or campus activity.

  3. Half-day Training to learn how to address specific issues such as managing depression and stress, communication skills, and self-care,

  4. A Day Training that train participants to be mental health advocates and be able to identify, understand, and respond to signs of mental health and provide initial help to others,

  5. Train the Trainers is a 2-day training to become mental health trainer


Workshop and Training Topics

  1. Mental Health and Self-Care

  2. Mental Health and Burnout Prevention

  3. Mental Health and Self-Identity

  4. Mental Health and Professionalism

  5. Mental Health and Leadership

  6. Overcoming Stress and Anxiety

  7. Building Mental Health Communication Skills

  8. Improving Inter-generational Communication

  9. Suicide Awareness

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