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.
Fostering the social and emotional
development of leaders and caregivers
who foster the development of everyone else.
When we feel good, we do good in an upward spiral
of prosocial behavior and collective well-being.
Providing Social Emotional
Programs to Schools
Training and Certifying Social Emotional Facilitators
Fostering Social Emotional Agency in Individuals
Promoting ACEs Awareness
Social Emotional Leadership
Fostering Social Emotional Agency in Caregivers
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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 and 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