Give the world the best of you.


Connecting you to mental health & wellness resources to integrate mind, body & soul on your journey of life.


Give the world the best of you.


Connecting you to mental health & wellness resources to integrate mind, body & soul on your journey of life.

Who We Are

YouBeYou is a teen mental health campaign that was created in response to the rising suicide rates among teens and seeks to spread a message of self-acceptance.

The campaign was developed by Bernstein-Rein Advertising in collaboration with the Greater Kansas City Mental Health Coalition and Jewish Family Services of Greater Kansas City. These partners determined that more mental health resources need to be provided to teens in middle and high schools. Implementation of the campaign in schools is led by students, in consultation with the You Be You partners and the school administration. Learn more »

How Can We Help?

Immediate Help Available!

If you or someone you care about is in immediate danger, text the crisis line at 741741, call 1-800-273-8255, or chat online.

Need Guidance?

If you are unsure where to begin, contact the JFS Navigator via email or by calling 913-327-8250.

Help For You

Are you a teen struggling with your mental health? We’re glad you’re here. It’s OK to get help.

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Help For A Friend

It’s OK to talk to someone you care about even if you feel uncomfortable or awkward, or aren’t sure of the right thing to say.

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Help For A Family Member

If a family member doesn’t seem like themselves or you know they’ve been unwell, don’t be afraid to ask how they are.

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Get Informed

Looking for info on mental health in general? Or a particular topic? Start here. Read more »

Get Involved

Check out the list of participating schools, donate to the campaign, events, etc. Read more »

Get To Know Us

Information on the campaign, our parent agency, leadership, and testimonials. Read more »

Get Connected

You Be You
You Be YouThursday, January 13th, 2022 at 8:23pm
The YouBeYou team has complied five helpful tips that will help improve your mental health during the coldest months of 2022! #MentalHealth #youbeyou
You Be You
You Be YouMonday, January 10th, 2022 at 3:27pm
Mindful Mondays are back! Join us on Monday, January 24 for our first free, community-wide virtual session! JFS Therapist Julia Grimm and JFS Director of Mental Health Programs Sondra Wallace will guide participants through mindfulness experiences and education in this four-month series. The first series will discuss: ‘Warming from the Inside Out: Using Mindfulness Practices during the Winter Chill.’
You Be You
You Be YouMonday, January 3rd, 2022 at 6:13pm
Welcome back from winter vacation! As you continue the school year, we hope that you have the opportunity to complete these tasks on the Action for Happiness calendar! #HappyNewYear
You Be You
You Be YouMonday, December 20th, 2021 at 6:39pm
We are grateful to our therapy intern Indra Mursid for her professional and personal dedication to our JFS community. Check out her contribution of original artwork to the YouBeYou program. Indra’s talents inspire the heart, mind, and body of those around her.
You Be You
You Be YouThursday, December 16th, 2021 at 3:59pm
Earlier this month, JFSKC’s YouBeYou coordinator Sondra Wallace visited Fort Osage School District's Fort Osage High School and shared messages of HOPE, HELP & STRENGTH with students and staff at Fort Osage, Missouri. #Sourcesofstrength
You Be You
You Be YouMonday, December 13th, 2021 at 3:00pm
Join us today at 11:30 a.m. to noon for the final #MindfulMonday session of 2021! Today, we will be talking about “Patience.”

Never let a single soul tell you you can’t be exactly who you are.

Lady Gaga

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