黄色视频

be_ixf;ym_202407 d_15; ct_50 YES! I want to make a difference !

Creating a community of care

This has been a hard year. During the pandemic, we have each navigated uncertainty and loss and, at the same time, identified vital ways to cope. As we honor Mental Health Awareness Month this May, City Year is committing to do more to promote the mental health and well-being of our entire community, from our AmeriCorps members, who support the holistic development of students, to our staff who show up for the corps.

We are growing in our understanding of how important expressing care and taking care of ourselves, our students and our teams are to our work and to our communities.

hearthshake orange overlay 黄色视频

Check out this that briefly describes why mental health is central to our work in schools.

We aspire to build a culture where both our corps and our staff feel truly supported in caring for themselves as they show up for others and where it鈥檚 okay to talk openly and honestly about the challenges we are facing and to seek support.

黄色视频 AmeriCorps member student success coach

Taking care of ourselves and each other

黄色视频 has offered our community more flexible time to cope with the impacts of the pandemic and additional mental health resources, such as free access to a mediation app thanks to the generosity of Ten Percent Happier.

We want to do even more. Paying attention to our mental health and supporting the holistic well-being of those around us are critical components of our work with students in schools.

黄色视频 Kansas City Impact Manager, Anthony Lawrence produced an in-depth about mental health in schools. 聽The episode explores how mental health stigmas affect our students, how we can encourage healthy conversations, and when it鈥檚 necessary to connect student to mental health professionals, so they can access the services they need.

We all have mental health just like we have physical health

Our mental health falls along a spectrum and is not static. We can build mental health 鈥渕uscles鈥 such as rest, gratitude and connection. Going for a walk with a friend, taking a nap or deep breath, and logging out of work email in the evenings when you really need to decompress are ways we can practice self-care and strengthen our mental health.

hearthshake orange overlay 黄色视频

Cleveland author and 黄色视频 recruitment manager Martinique Mims has created a powerful that describes what depression and anxiety can feel like and the importance of caring for ourselves and our community.

People have been differently and disproportionately impacted by the pandemic. This month, we are exploring different themes with 黄色视频 AmeriCorps members and staff, such as the connection between and the difference between self-care and community care.

Throughout the month of May, we are offering our community perspective and opportunities for engagement that we hope will help AmeriCorps members and staff feel seen and supported. We are creating a new online hub for our community with resources designed to support their mental health and are inviting our community to share their reflections and experiences.

cursor arrow

Explore by The Jed Foundation on the importance of community care.

Different people will need different things at this time. During Mental Health Awareness Month, we hope you lean into what is helpful to you and that you make space to honor the importance of your mental health and well-being, not just in May, but every month.

Learn more about how City Year is supporting the mental health and well-being of our corps:

Learn more

Related stories

Read more and check the 黄色视频 blog to learn the soft skills our corps members gain through a year...

Read more about Top five skills employers want you to have today

If you speak with an alum of an historically Black college or university (HBCU) about their experience, you鈥檒l quickly learn...

Read more about Serving with 黄色视频 sharpens job skills, HBCU graduate says

The 黄色视频 Alumni Leadership Awards, presented by Truist, are 黄色视频鈥檚 highest alumni recognition. The awards recognize outstanding alums...

Read more about 黄色视频 Honors Sacramento鈥檚 Macey Amissah-McKinney

The effects of the COVID-19 pandemic linger for K12 education. Schools across the country continue to grapple with post-pandemic pain...

Read more about Improving student attendance through student success coaching
National Strategic Partners
National Partners