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 »

Get Connected

You Be You
You Be YouSaturday, June 12th, 2021 at 4:04pm
Excited to spend the day at the @jacksoncocasa CARnival sharing @jfskc and @youbeyou.kc resources.
You Be You
You Be YouMonday, February 22nd, 2021 at 4:36pm
After a couple of weeks off, we are eager to reconnect. Join the Happiness Habits series with Jeni Starr, @kclibrary and Sondra Wallace, @jfskc from 3-3:30 each Monday. Register at:
You Be You
You Be YouTuesday, February 9th, 2021 at 1:48am
When this happens, it's usually because the owner only shared it with a small group of people, changed who can see it or it's been deleted.
You Be You
You Be YouMonday, February 8th, 2021 at 11:29pm
Check out the conversation with Dr. Woodley @kcpublicschools Dr. Sullivant @childrensmercy & Allie Wagner @paceswycokck & Sondra Wallace @jfskc
You Be You
You Be YouWednesday, January 20th, 2021 at 4:56pm
Peer Leader & Adult Advisor voices from Sources of Strength schools all across the KC metro are welcome to join.
You Be You
You Be YouWednesday, December 16th, 2020 at 10:19pm
Healthy Activity idea stolen from a student during @sourcesofstrength training. Practice your patience, perseverance & positive mindset! How many rocks can you stack? #wellnesswednesday #youbeyoukc #happinesshabits #progressnotperfection #healthyactivities
Monday, July 6th, 2020 at 4:38pm
Just ordered new swag/merch for the 2020-21 school year...can't way to share with our schools and kids, esp. the new t-shirt! Email info for info/questions/updates
YouBeYouKC photo
𝗠𝗿𝘀. 𝗦𝗰𝗵𝘄𝗮𝗿𝘇 @ctcooks
8th grade Leadership students sharing stickers/inspirational quotes/positivity to introduce the school to #YouBeYou; a mental health campaign to help kids love themselves. #ItsOKtobeDIFFERENT #progrssNOTperfection @YouBeYouKC @CTMSBulldog
Monday, June 3rd, 2019 at 3:11pm
It's #MentalHealthMonday and we are talking about anxiety. Do you ever wonder what's normal and what isn't when it comes to anxiety? Our therapist friend, Julia has some answers for you. Check it out!

#mentalhealth #selfcare #mentalwellness #youbeyou
Tuesday, January 8th, 2019 at 12:39pm
Great idea! Happy new year!
YouBeYouKC photo
jen bruse @JenBruse
“Throwing away” bad habits from 2018 and gearing up for a successful 2019! Nothing is going to stop us from reaching our goals! @tbhigbee @CTMSBulldog

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 »

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

Lady Gaga

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