Ask any sports team at your high school to get involved by hosting a game to raise awareness of the importance of mental health. Dunk it, spike it, kick it… The puns are endless, so are the sports.
Staying inside has been an important sacrifice for many during the pandemic, but going outside is an important part of your mental health too.
In need of a calming indoor activity? Folding origami might be the answer you’ve been looking for.
Making connections with new people can be hard, even when face-to-face interaction is possible. Use these icebreakers to welcome new peers into the BC2M community and reconnect with returning members.
In the U.S., 20 people experience domestic violence every minute. Learn more about healthy and unhealthy relationships, signs of abusive relationships, and the effects of domestic violence on mental health.
Suicide is the 2nd leading cause of death for young people age 10 – 24. Learn more about ways you can help prevent suicide and tips for communicating about suicide in person and online.
Learn more about what it means to give proper consent and how it affects our mental health when we are unable to do so.
Many teens struggle with academic stress and test anxiety. Learn more about sources of academic stress and test anxiety, their effects on mental health, and healthy coping strategies.
The United States has more immigrants than any other country in the world. Learn more about how the unique experience of migration can directly impact a person’s mental health experience.
At any given moment, there are more people with chronic mental illness who experience homelessness than those who receive medical attention. Learn more about this very real relationship between homelessness and mental illness in the United States.
Social media is not all bad. Learn about the positive and negative impacts that social media has had on the mental health of iGen (Gen Z).
Mental illness is not the cause of community gun violence, but community gun violence can make an impact on our mental health status. Learn more about the connection between community gun violence and mental health here.
Many of us are aware of the impending consequences of accelerating climate change, and feel powerless to do anything. This feeling is called climate anxiety, and while it can seem paralyzing, it doesn’t have to be. Learn how to navigate stress around climate change, and how you can be an activist and advocate for our environment.
Self care is talked about a lot in the media nowadays, but what really does it mean? Learn more about the proven benefits of practicing self – care.
Depression is the leading cause of disability worldwide, affecting 300 million people. By adulthood, 20% of teens will have experienced depression. Learn more about warning signs, symptoms, and effects of depression, as well as tips for helping a friend with depression.
Each year, 1 in 5 females and 1 in 7 males engage in self-injury. Learn more about the reasons people self-injure, the effects on mental health, tips for coping with self-injury urges, and ways to help a friend who self-injures.
Anxiety disorders are the most common mental disorders worldwide, affecting 1 in 13 globally. Learn more about signs and symptoms of different anxiety and anxiety-related disorders, tips for managing anxiety, and tools for helping a friend with an anxiety disorder.
Ever wonder what comes next after receiving a mental health diagnosis? This presentation covers the many different kinds of mental health treatment and which conditions they benefit most.
Substance-Use Disorders are not the product of poor life choices. They are a real mental health condition. Help to end the stigma by learning more about the facts and realities of substance-use disorders here.
Bipolar disorder is a mood disorder that is still often very misunderstood by those who have not experienced it. Learn more about the facts, signs, and symptoms of experiencing bipolar here.
Personality disorders affect 9% of U.S. adults, but they are often misunderstood and stigmatized. Learn more about personality, the 10 different personality disorders, and how to support those living with personality disorders.
Eating disorders (EDs) can negatively affect anyone, regardless of gender, age, or ethnicity. Eating disorders are characterized by both physical and psychological symptoms, and in serious cases can even result or hospitalization or death. Learn about the different types of EDs and how to seek help if you suspect you may be suffering from an ED.
PTSD (Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder) is challenging to understand if you have not experienced it yourself. There are many common misconceptions about what it is like to live with PTSD. Learn the key facts, statistics, and realities here.
LGBTQ people are 3x more likely to deal with mental health problems. Find out more.
A person’s cultural identity deeply influences their experiences with mental health in America. Learn more about the unique perspectives of the East-Asian American community.
The United States has the second-largest Hispanic population in the world after Mexico. Learn more about the unique experiences of the Hispanic + Latinx communities with mental health.
Learn about the unique stigma that native and indigenous peoples face in the U.S. and abroad.
Some people go through lives with hidden benefits, while others face additional challenges. Learn to recognize the privileges you have, and those that you and others don’t.
Recognize, reflect, and celebrate your unique cultural identity
Trauma doesn’t only affect the way we think and feel, it can also affect our bodies.