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 WORLD TEEN MENTAL WELLNESS DAY
- 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.