In 1946, working for better health for everyone, everywhere, WHO defined health as: a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.
Suicide is the second leading cause of death among 10-17 year olds,
an increase of 70% since 2006.
Most Americans are lonely. 54% say they always or sometimes feel that no one knows them well. Gen Z was found to be the loneliest generation.
Drug overdose deaths have more than tripled since 1990. Alcohol-related deaths are higher than any time since the start of WWI.
Rates of anxiety and depression have increased by 70% among teenagers in the past 25 years. Nearly 1 in 5 US adults live with a mental illness.
The wealth gap in America is now as wide as it's been in living memory. The richest are getting richer faster, and steepening the Great Gatsby curve.
We believe that the most sustainable path
to social equity is teaching people how to feel good.
When we feel good, we do good in an upward spiral
of prosocial behavior and collective well-being.
Prosocial = Mutually benefitting
Our mission is helping people develop
social-emotional agency — power over how
they feel and deal.
Training Social Emotional Facilitators
Sharing Emotion Regulation Tools
Promoting ACEs Awareness
Training Social Emotional Leadership
Supporting Workplace Wellness
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How rarely do you leave the house without brushing your teeth? How often do you leave the house in a bad mood?
While bad breath can repel others, an antisocial mood may be even more offensive. Feeling anxious, depressed, or triggered impairs us significantly; we're more likely to see others as irritating or threatening, complete tasks at a slower pace, and perform poorly.
Feeling good makes us good people and productive citizens. As the saying goes, “Hurt people [tend to] hurt people.” Social-emotional hygiene needs to become a key element of our daily routines.
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If someone has a certain virus, we need to use the appropriate hygiene.
Similarly, there's a hygiene of emotions.
Just as we teach about physical hygiene in the interest of good health,
we now need to teach about emotional hygiene.
— The Dalai Lama