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May is National Mental Health Awareness month. 
Nevada PEP is celebrating by offering you the opportunity to
show your support for Children's Mental Health Awareness month by
donating a minimum of $1 to receive your very own personalized GREEN ribbon.
It will be displayed at Nevada PEP’s Central and Satellite office.
To show your support, stop by PEP’s office or donate online.


Reviews - Trailer - Photos - IMDb

‎1hr 34min‎‎ - Rated PG-13‎‎ - Documentary‎
Director: Lee Hirsch - - :

Following 5 kids and families over the course of a school year, stories include 2 families who have lost children to suicide and a mother awaiting the fate of her 14-year-old daughter who has been incarcerated after bringing a gun on her school bus. With an intimate glimpse into homes more », classrooms, cafeterias and principals' offices, offering insight into the often cruel world of the lives of bullied children. As teachers, administrators, kids and parents struggle to find answers, the dire consequences of bullying through the testimony of strong and courageous youth is examined. Through the power of their stories, the film aims to be a catalyst for change in the way we deal with bullying as parents, teachers, children and society as a whole. « less


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5111 Boulder Highway, Las Vegas, NV

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9400 West Sahara Avenue, Las Vegas, NV

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This video was created by a "PEP-PER" named Angelica Ramirez who has a member of the family with a disability.
Angelica was doing a project for school and could think of no better place that inspired more awesome in her life than Nevada PEP.
Angelica later became an employee of PEP and is currently doing great things in the Las Vegas community.

Angelica is sorry about the clicking sound.... She couldn't get rid of it.

January 9, 2012

Nevada PEP Partners with the National Institute of Mental Health

Nevada PEP has been selected as the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) Outreach Partner for 2012 through 2014 for the state of Nevada.  PEP joins a nationwide network of 55 mental health organizations that disseminate research from NIMH about the causes, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of mental disorders, and promote public involvement in research studies.


Through its Outreach Partnership Program, NIMH since 1990 has supported organizations from every state, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico to educate the public about mental disorders, and help to reduce the stigma of mental illness. “As an organization specifically developed to educate and support consumers and family members, Nevada PEP is pleased to collaborate with NIMH in these efforts,” stated Karen Taycher, Executive Director.


Established in 1992, PEP is a statewide, family directed, grass roots non-profit 501 (c) 3 organization, operating two offices and employing 35 full/part time staff who are family members of individuals with mental illnesses or other disabilities.  PEP’s mission is to increase the opportunities for home, community and school success for children with disabilities, including those who are at risk for or who have serious emotional disturbances, their families and their service providers, through education, encouragement and empowerment activities. Using a multifaceted approach, PEP will partner with NIMH to educate thousands of Nevada consumers and family members through social networking and newsletter articles, reach school and primary care personnel through targeted outreach programs, and inform the general public through community events and the media.


The National Institute of Mental Health is one of 28 components of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the Federal government's principal biomedical and behavioral research agency. NIH is part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.


For more information on the Nevada PEP’s Outreach Partnership Program, please contact Dr. Christa Peterson,