About Be Strong
Be Strong is a national non-profit who’s mission is to save and change the lives of students by focusing on developing resilience. Our student-led approach equips and encourages youth through student representatives, on-campus initiatives, emotional skill-building curricula, educational training/events, and digital intervention tools such as the Be Strong Mobile App.
In the fall of 2014, Be Strong was founded by the Moore family, who was directly affected by the issue of bullying. The family searched for meaningful solutions for their child but found none. In frustration, they enrolled their child in a treatment facility where life-saving resiliency skills were taught. Roy Moore, Founder of Be Strong, enlisted a group of local leaders to volunteer and tackle this top five safety, health and social issue. They committed to reaching all students with these life-saving skills.
WHY DO WE NEED
A mental health crisis is exposing questions of meaning, purpose, and connection, resulting in fear and violence. And the world is only getting more complex. Amid these challenges, students are also the least hopeful they’ve been in history.
The moment of flux is also a moment of opportunity. What if a students took the pain they experienced from anxiety, depression, bullying, isolation and hopelessness, and used it as motivation to create inclusive environments?
What if instead of being the reason they don’t go to school, become violent, harm themselves, it’s the reason they find resilience, hope, happiness and purpose?
of students have seriously CONSIDERED SUICIDE
of students have ATTEMPTED SUICIDE one or more times in the past 12 months
of students struggled with a mental illness
*less than 50% get help
RISK FACTORS for
- Major Depression
- Family History
- Lack of Support Network
- Loss of Parent
- Physical Abuse
- Sexual Abuse
- Social Isolation