Austin, TX (August 28, 2019) depression2extinction (d2e), a non-profit with a mission to eliminate the stigma of depression and anxiety disorders through emotional awareness training for teens and young adults, announced a collaborative partnership with HealthCorps. HealthCorps is a national 501 (c)(3) that gives teens tools to improve physical and mental health so they can learn to live more productive and happier lives.
In 2018, d2e launched its first HEAL Kids School Program. HEAL Kids is designed to provide positive emotional health tools and training to students, teachers, and parents. With a goal to collaborate with more impactful organizations doing positive work for kids, d2e sought out the connection with HealthCorps, founded by Dr. Oz. This fall d2e and HealthCorps will launch 50 HEAL Kids Workshops in 50 schools nationwide where HealthCorps provides its programming.
“We are focused on partnering with “best of breed” organizations that share a common goal to enrich and empower young adults,” said founder Jeff Jackson of d2e. “I love the mission of HealthCorps and their passion to bring real life skills to young adults. Nutrition, exercise, and mindfulness are all key ingredients to helping our kids lead a healthy and balanced life. Adding emotional awareness to this mix offers them another tool as life presents more challenges,” Jackson added. “Our beREAL formula and Check-In process is a simple and effective way to manage the many stresses our young adults are facing every day. Depression and anxiety in our children is growing at an alarming rate, and this process can help.”
“HealthCorps Coordinators have been trained in d2e’s Check-In program and will begin implementing it during after school clubs and one on one meetings with students,” said HealthCorps president, Michelle Bouchard. “d2e is providing our in-school coordinators with an additional tool to support students. This partnership is another example of HealthCorps’ growing commitment to student mental resilience and acknowledgement of the challenges our youth face daily.”
Founded in 2003 by Dr. Mehmet Oz, HealthCorps’ mission is to strengthen communities with the most innovative approaches to health and wellness to help the next generation be more resilient, both mentally and physically. HealthCorps students exercise more, eat better and practice positive thought. With this partnership, d2e and HealthCorps seek to positively impact the rising numbers in childhood obesity, youth suicide, and youth bullying.
depression2extinction is a 501(c)(3) organization with a commitment to eliminate the stigma of depression and anxiety disorders. We’re proactive in providing students, teachers, and parents with the tools necessary to better understand their emotions and more easily connect with themselves and others. We believe that through movement, mindfulness, and human connection the world can combat the core issues around depression and anxiety, offering more tools for a positive approach to mental health. Join the larger mission and help eliminate the stigma of depression and anxiety disorders.
HealthCorps is a 501 (c)(3) founded in 2003 that works in high need high schools to give teens tools to improve physical and mental health so they can learn to live more productive and happier lives. The organization has impacted 2.5 million students and educators since then. HealthCorps has a network of 320 schools and school sites across 23 states that it has worked in through its Living Lab and educator training program.