We’ve all experienced drastic change in the last months. With school starting back up, students will be expected to learn in new environments and with new protocols, teachers will be changing their plans and schedules at a moment’s notice, and parents will be attempting to find new work balance as their little ones roam around the house. It’s no surprise that reported stress levels have significantly increased, according to the APA.
Mental wellbeing is at the forefront of our minds. Suicide was already the second leading cause of death in America for youth aged 12 and up, prior to the pandemic. With this month being National Suicide Prevention and Awareness month, there’s a spotlight on how this added stress is going to manifest itself in the days, months, and years to come, especially for our kids. The question on everyone’s mind is: How do we combat the mental issues and suicidal ideation that is on the rise during the COVID-19 Pandemic?
Our team at Dynamynd has been working diligently to help our youth as they cope with the intense mental stress that comes with adapting to a new way of learning, not being able to see friends, and being caged at home, among other things. As a community based mental wellness initiative, Youth Empower Program utilizes proprietary assessments proven to increase self-efficacy, reduce stress, reduce loneliness, and remove stigmas of learning disabilities; each a leading factor in teen suicide.
“My daughter attempted to take her life at the age of 12. We discovered her Authentic Abilities the next year. Within 30 days her grades went from Ds/Fs to As/Bs. Her frustration was gone.”
Dynamynd’s Youth Empower Program is all about giving the kids the opportunity to discover their natural abilities and showing them that they can succeed in the world! Learn more, get involved, or see how we can help at http://www.dynamynd.com/yep
For more information and resources on suicide prevention:
- National Suicide Prevention Lifeline – 1-800-273-8255