On March 2nd, World Teen Mental Wellness Day aims to normalize conversations and dismantle stigmas around teen mental health issues.
According to the American Psychological Association, Gen Z has the worst mental health of any generation. However, teens are dedicated to making a difference. According to YPulse, 64 percent of Gen Z say they want to achieve a healthier lifestyle for overall happiness, including a stronger self-care routine. Also, 94 percent consider mental health very important to their well-being. Ultimately, raising awareness about mental health and the importance of self-care can help improve an entire generation’s mental wellness.
HOW TO OBSERVE #WorldTeenMentalWellnessDay
- Hollister encourages teens around the world to use March 2nd as an opportunity to practice self-care.
- It’s a day to be kind to themselves.
- Remember that, while social media might portray a different story, it’s okay to not be okay.
- Help disrupt the teen mental wellness stigma.
- Share your story or how you’re recharging on Instagram and Twitter with #WorldTeenMentalWellnessDay.
WORLD TEEN MENTAL WELLNESS DAY HISTORY
In 2020, Hollister founded World Teen Mental Wellness Day––the first day dedicated to observing teen mental wellness. The Registrar at National Day Calendar proclaimed the day to be observed on March 2nd, annually.
About the Hollister Confidence Project
The Hollister Confidence Project is a 365-days-a-year people-powered initiative dedicated to helping all teens worldwide feel their most confident, comfortable and capable. The Hollister Confidence Fund gives grants to nonprofit groups and projects focused on areas including teen mental health, equity for young Black, Indigenous, & People of Color (BIPOC), safety & inclusion for LGBTQ+ youth, anti-bullying efforts & sustainability. To learn more, visit hollisterco.com/confidenceproject.
Teen Mental Wellness
Q. What are some coping skills that teens can utilize?
A. Anyone, including teenagers, can benefit from learning coping skills. Try these:
- Deep breathing
- Physical activity
- Creative pursuits
- Building a network of friends
- Being outdoors, in the sunshine and fresh air
Q. Why are coping skills beneficial?
A. Coping skills allow us to express our feelings in a constructive way. They also provide a positive outlet for us to process emotions and develop the skills to resolve conflict.