The Mental Wellness Coalition leading corporations, organizations, and foundations to take a leadership role in the health and wellness of their communities by supporting holistic mental wellness education for middle and high school students.
The need for mental wellness education for today’s youth is urgent. Nearly 20% of youth live with a mental health condition, and 50% of all lifetime mental illness cases begin by age 14.1 It is crucial to invest in efforts to destigmatize discussion of mental health and empower students to seek the support they need.
The Mental Wellness Coalition is committed to empowering youth with the ability to proactively understand, talk about, and address their own mental health. The Coalition supports and funds the activation of an online mental health course, Mental Wellness Basics. Mental Wellness Basics provides students with the skills and tools they need to:
- Establish effective coping strategies
- Support friends in need
- Understand when to seek help from others
1“Mental Health Facts: Children & Teens.” Mental Health Facts: Children & Teens, NAMI, www.nami.org/getattachment/Learn-More/Mental-Health-by-the-Numbers/childrenmhfacts.pdf.
The Mental Wellness Coalition was created to bring investment, best practices, and prevention technology to schools across the nation in order to address the mental health and wellness challenges facing our youth—with a critical focus on middle and high school prevention education.
“Educating high school students about mental wellness is an essential activity to help teens understand how to care for their own mental health, to increase the likelihood they will seek help if they are struggling; and that they will notice and know how to help if a peer may be struggling.”
By leveraging EVERFI’s network of over 25,000 schools and team of 150 former educators, Coalition partners have the opportunity to engage deeply with their selected markets and demonstrate their commitment to building healthier communities.
Utilizing our robust data platform, EVERFI’s Impact Team team provides critical insights into student outcomes, attitudes, and behaviors. Partners receive annual reports highlighting their program’s impact and reach.
Marketing and Communication Support
EVERFI will support a comprehensive marketing and communication plan that showcases your investment in the health and wellness of high school students.
Join the Network
Bring prevention education to your community by joining the Mental Wellness Network today.