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 YouTuesday, November 30th, 2021 at 8:06pm
The Mighty has a great article about how social media triggers anxiety. #YouBeYou #anxiety
You Be You
You Be YouThursday, November 25th, 2021 at 3:00pm
YouBeYouKC would like to wish every one of our followers a very #HappyThanksgiving! We are grateful for your support
You Be You
You Be YouTuesday, November 23rd, 2021 at 3:40pm
Earlier in the school year, JFSKC’s YouBeYou coordinator Sondra Wallace shared messages of HOPE, HELP & STRENGTH with students and staff at Chisholm Trail Middle School in Olathe. #sourcesofstrength
You Be You
You Be YouThursday, November 18th, 2021 at 4:45pm
Do you know about self-care check-ins? It is important to take care of yourself before you help out your friends and family members. Use Sources of Strength's checklist as a resource!
You Be You
You Be YouWednesday, November 17th, 2021 at 7:22pm
Help the JFS Food Pantry provide a little extra for Thanksgiving. We challenge you to put together a Thanksgiving Meal Kit! The kit should include 1 box of stuffing, 2 cans of pumpkin filling, 2 cans of green beans, 1 can of mushroom soup, a box of mashed potatoes, 2 cans of sweet potatoes or yams, 1 bag of marshmallows, 2 boxes of macaroni and cheese, 1 bag/box of rice, 1 package of cornbread mix, 1 package of gravy mix, 1 package of French-fried onions, a package of holiday napkins or paper plates, and a homemade “Happy Thanksgiving” card. Please place the items in a reusable grocery bag. Bags can be dropped off curbside on Sunday, November 21 at the JCC from 10 a.m. to noon or placed in the JFS barrels during the JCC’s normal business hours.
You Be You
You Be YouThursday, November 11th, 2021 at 5:24pm
#throwbackthursday to 2018 when Dr. Tarun Dua spoke with the @who regarding the importance of investing in mental health in adolescence. Head to the World Health’s Organization’s YouTube page to watch Dr. Dua.
#mentalhealth #who #worldhealthorganization #adolescence #mentalhealthawareness #mentalhealthmatters #teens #youbeyou

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

Lady Gaga

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