National Association of Rural Mental Health 2013

At the 2013 NARMH Conference in San Antonio Joan Stewart presented

Holistic Education: Integrating Mind, Body & Spirit in the Classroom 

 in which she explored the use of the “Grand Ideas from Within” program in rural classrooms.

Click Here  to see power point presentation



Because you care…

Because we share an interest in the well-being of children and education, you’ll want to view this new six-minute video from Edutopia which speaks to the statistically supported importance of Social & Emotional Learning (SEL). When embedded into the curriculum, through programs like Grand Ideas from Within (, SEL can improve students attitudes and grades while decreasing agression and emotional distress.

Appreciating you and your work…


Grand Ideas receives national recognition

Grand Ideas from Within received national recognition from the Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust in North Carolina. Grand Ideas received a “New Rural”  Award for an innovative mental health program that is creative and appropriate for struggling rural middle, high school and adult populations. Grand Ideas was one of four programs receiving the award out of almost 200 applicants. Pictured is Joan Stewart receiving the award from Karen McNeil-Miller, President and Allen Smart, Director, Health Care Division.