So Glad You're Here.
You're not alone.
your story continues.
Here at You’re Not Alone; (YNA;) we strive to help others through their life journey by supporting whole-person health and well-being, with an emphasis on mental health. We aim to ignite a community culture with strong relationships and conversations surrounding acceptance, understanding and empathy.
Helping others through their life journey by supporting whole-person health and well-being, with an emphasis on mental health. Igniting a community culture with strong relationships and conversations surrounding acceptance, understanding and empathy.
"When the dog looks at you, the dog is not thinking what kind of a person you are. The dog is not judging you."
– Eckhart Tolle, author of The Power of Now and A New Earth: Awakening to Your Life's Purpose
What We Offer
In-School Therapy Dog Program
You’re Not Alone; (YNA;) partners with school districts within Minnesota and beyond, bringing volunteer therapy dog teams into schools to support students and staff in a variety of ways.
Amy shares her personal & family’s mental health crisis and the road they have taken to wellness. Speaking engagement opportunities vary based on need, setting and demographic.
Events & Workshops
YNA; partners with organizations involving school programming and support groups, as well as hosts its own annual event, Raise the Ruff.
Schools & Districts
Check out our feature on WCCO and get a glimpse into the programming we provide, and the impact that YNA; can make in the school setting and beyond!
"Petting, scratching, and cuddling a dog could be as soothing to the mind and heart as deep meditation and almost as good for the soul as prayer."
– Dean Koontz, Author
Amy Theisen Walz is an avid pup-lover, advocate for the underdog, vocalist and speaker. She brings her heart, hope, and inspiration to people, and their loved ones struggling with mental health diagnoses through her non-profit organization, You’re Not Alone;
Amy shares the unconditional love of therapy pup Willow in The Monticello Middle School. Creating a non-judgemental space, by personally understanding the many trials students experience with various mental health diagnoses, bullying and life stressors.
Amy is an aspiring author of her family’s story of hope and inspiration through her family’s mental health diagnoses and dysfunction. This story is told through an angel in their family in 2007, sweet pup Lilly Rae of Hope’s voice.
We Can't Do It Alone
Many people today are undergoing more stress and anxiety than ever before. Your donation will provide the support and resources to impact 100’s of individuals. Our program provides a positive environment with unconditional love and support when individuals need it the most. You're Not Alone; is a 501c3 non-profit organization, making your donation tax deductible!