Give the world the best of you.

YouBeYou

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

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Give the world the best of you.

YouBeYou

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, October 14th, 2021 at 5:38pm
JF&CS Atlanta is hosting a free virtual event on Oct. 22 about nurturing and repairing parent-teen relationships. Dr. Guy Diamond, the developer of attachment-based family therapy for suicide prevention, will be the guest speaker. The conversation will start at 11 a.m. CST. https://jfcsatl.org/calendar/event/121681/2021/10/22
You Be You
You Be YouTuesday, October 12th, 2021 at 7:25pm
#parents & #caregivers: Help stay calm and connected. @jfskc’s Wendy Anderson and Lauren Glass will lead a free virtual workshop at 7 p.m. tonight to help bring mindfulness into your house. Registration is required and you can register through our LinkTree! #parenting #mindfulparenting #mindfullness #education #kc #virtualevent #freeevent #counseling #middleschool #highschool
You Be You
You Be YouMonday, October 11th, 2021 at 7:15pm
On Tuesday, JFS will have its second free Community Health Fair from 3 to 5 p.m. at our Brookside East location. Receive free vaccines, HIV testing, sign up for Medicaid or Medicare counseling and mental health counseling, and medical assistance. Thank you to our participating community partners - KC CARE Health Center, Kansas City's Medicine Cabinet, and Rodgers Health https://www.jfskc.org/event/october-health-fair-in-brookside-october-12/ #brookside #jfskc #KC #community #healthfair #mentalhealthawareness
You Be You
You Be YouThursday, October 7th, 2021 at 7:17pm
We are thrilled to learn that JFS of Greater Kansas City (Jewish Family Services) was recognized by SASS-MoKan - Suicide Awareness Survivor Support. In addition to the plaque, JFS also received a generous $5,000 donation from the SASS-MOKAN board. We are grateful for your partnership and continuing support.
You Be You
You Be YouTuesday, October 5th, 2021 at 5:19pm
Why do our brains get addicted? In 2014, neuroscientist and The National Institute on Drug Abuse - NIDA director Nora Volkow presented a Ted talk on why our brains get addicted. #youbeyou #kansascity #addiction #TEDTalk https://youtu.be/Mnd2-al4LCU
You Be You
Neuroscientist Nora Volkow, director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse at the NIH, applies a lens of addiction to the obesity epidemic.
You Be You
You Be YouFriday, October 1st, 2021 at 4:02pm
Every Monday, join JFS of Greater Kansas City (Jewish Family Services) from 11:30 a.m. to noon for a mindful practice called Mindful Mondays. This Monday, we will be discussing generosity. With more than 20 years of research, generosity is considered a “superpower” in regards to health and wellness. https://www.jfskc.org/event/mindful-mondays/

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

Lady Gaga

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