A Year In Review
Many of the words, thoughts, actions, and feelings associated with 2020 can have negative connotations. But, throughout the fear, uncertainty, and chaos, there were also shining moments – beautiful ones. We’d like to spotlight the brightness found in these living stories, special events, and adapted programming that kept (and keep) us connected in hope. We are grateful that you were, are, and will continue to be ‘in it for life’ with us – creating a message of hope.
Without further ado, here’s our year in review.
Stories of Lived Experience
Young adults bravely shared their living stories with us in 2020 – stories of the past, present, and future.
Events Supporting Our Lifesaving Programs
Your generous support helped us through the year and allows us to continue reaching young adults with lifesaving programs.
Click the image below to learn more about these special people and events!
We even broke a World Record together in 2020 on World Mental Health Day, all in the name of raising mental health awareness! #Linked4Life
We adapted our programming to the virtual space and created Check In At Home for anyone, anywhere to learn important ways to take care of their mental health, in 2020 (and beyond).
Check In At Home is for anyone, anywhere. It’s especially important to check-in on your mental health while you’re in quarantine. Here are six activities that will help reduce stress, get your body moving, put you in a positive mindset, and more!
Share on social media how you’ll Check In At Home with these hashtags:
We acknowledge that this is a difficult time—no school, homeschooling, no in-person socializing, cancelled sports and events, remote work, lay-off’s, and more. It can feel overwhelming, scary, isolating, and lonely. But, we have the tools at our fingertips to help each other. Even in physical isolation, we can still find ways to connect.
Get Connected to Help
Please reach out for help if you need to chat or talk. Here are resources to get you to the help you need.
TalkSpace | You can get support from a licensed therapist from home during times of high stress and anxiety with TalkSpace. Learn more.
Teen Line | Is staffed by trained teens and supervised by mental health professionals is OPEN from 6-9PM every evening for youth to talk about their struggles with a teen. Text ‘TEEN’ to 839863 or email their hotline. They also offer message boards for teens to talk to other teens, including anxiety around the Covid-19 virus, as well as support resources for parents.
Please, keep going. Practice self-care. Be present and helpful to your friends, loved ones, and community. Reconnect with the things that bring you a sense of peace, and find new ways of coping amidst the COVID-19 chaos. Yes this is hard. Yes this is different. But you can do it.
We will get through it, together. Take it one day at a time. Stay safe, be well, and remember even in quarantine you are not alone.