While the COVID-19 pandemic is not the first or only global event that young people have witnessed, it is unique in the way that it has saturated the consciousness of local, national, and global communities. Its coverage in the 24-hour news cycle, its omnipresence on social media, and its combination with an already-toxic political climate has the potential to do serious harm to the mental and emotional wellbeing of young people, as well as their families and leaders.

We know this is still only the beginning of this crisis, and we know that the impacts of the crisis will be experienced long after the threat of the virus has diminished. As we move into that uncertain future together, the IYM will regularly provide you with carefully curated resources to help you support the mental health of the young people and communities you serve, along with resources for your own self-care.

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In Response to Racism:



National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
1-800-273-TALK (8255)

Crisis Text Line
Text HOME to 741741

SAHMSA Disaster Distress Helpline