MindUP Launches Digital Learning Platform to Address Global Youth Mental Health Crisis

After 20 years pioneering a neuroscience-based mental health curriculum used by 7 million students, Goldie Hawn's MindUP scales digital platform to address widespread anxiety, stress, aggression, depression, and suicide among children and young adults.

MindUP for Life, the signature program of the Goldie Hawn Foundation, announced today the launch of MindUP for Life Digital - an interactive online learning platform bringing MindUP's evidence-based mental fitness program to children, families, educators, senior-leaders, and adults nationwide. The MindUP program is now accessible online to parents, teachers and kids across the globe. It was developed with the help of the field's top educators and neuroscientists to equip children with the knowledge and tools to manage stress, regulate emotions and to face the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic and 21st century with optimism, resilience, and compassion. 

"Whether it's social media, peer pressure or the isolation of the COVID-19 pandemic, children of this generation are facing the toughest mental health challenges in human history," stated MindUP Founder and CEO Goldie Hawn. "We have a full-blown national emergency on our hands, and unless we make mental fitness a priority, our children will continue to suffer. That is why we are making MindUP for Life available online for any parent or teacher who wants their children to be equipped with the right tools to manage stress and regulate emotions. In my teens, I came to know the struggles with mental health all too well. Had I not worked with professionals to find tools to manage stress and depression, I might not be here today. I want to make sure all young people have access to these tools as they navigate this new normal," she added. 

MindUP for Life Digital memberships are available to all individuals interested in the MindUP program. MindUP will offer free and paid memberships for individuals, schools, groups, and districts. Scholarships are available for individuals, schools, and districts that require financial assistance. 

"This isn't just us sounding the alarm. From the Surgeon General, to the CDC, to the American Academy of Pediatrics, there is broad consensus that the pandemic has worsened a youth mental health crisis and turned it into a national emergency," said Dr. Kim Schonert-Reichl a scientific advisor to MindUP and NoVo Foundation Endowed Chair in Social and Emotional Learning in the Department of Psychology at the University of Illinois at Chicago. "We've been in this space for two decades working with the best educators and scientists in the world. To date, 178,500 educators have been trained in our program and 7 million children across 16 different countries have been part of our curriculum. Multiple research studies have shown our students have improved academic performance, reduced depression and aggression, and increased happiness. It's time to make MindUP available to everyone."  

For more information about MindUP for Life and the digital platform, please visit mindup.org

About MindUP for Life:

MindUP for Life is a universal evidence-based curriculum and training program whose mission is to help youth, educators, and families develop the mental fitness needed to thrive in school, work, and life. Founded in 2003, it is the signature program of The Goldie Hawn Foundation, a not-for-profit organization created in response to the global epidemic of childhood aggression, anxiety, depression, and suicide. Based firmly in neuroscience, MindUP for Life and its specialized streams provide individuals with the skills and knowledge to successfully manage stress, regulate emotions, and face the challenges of the 21st century with optimism, compassion, and resilience through simple to administer curricula and activities. Learn more at Mindup.org. 

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Source: MindUP For Life

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