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Together, we can make a difference.

be true, be you, be kind

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About Us and Our Mission

The One Life Project is dedicated to empowering and uplifting teens and young adults through mental health education, advocacy, and support. Our mission is to break down barriers, challenge stigmas, and foster a culture where every young person feels seen, heard, and supported in their mental health journey. We strive to provide education, support, and an environment that equips youth with the knowledge and tools to navigate life's challenges, build resilience, and foster emotional well-being. Through dynamic advocacy initiatives, we aim to create systemic change, ensuring that mental health support is accessible, destigmatized, and integrated into every school and community in the country. The One Life Project is committed to cultivating a community where the power of kindness and compassion paves the way for a brighter future, one where every youth recognizes their intrinsic value and potential. Together, we advocate for a world where mental health is a priority, and every young person has the opportunity to thrive, despite their race, sexual orientation, or gender identity. ♡

Educate. Learn. Support.

Our Education and Research Center is dedicated to advancing education and research for the betterment of society. At the heart of our mission is a commitment to fostering knowledge, understanding, kindness, support, and positive societal change. Through cutting-edge research initiatives and impactful youth and college educational programs, we strive to illuminate the path to positivity and progress.

The One Life Project serves as a catalyst for mental health education, activism efforts, and award winning educational seminars and school workshops. Through research efforts, polling, training, and partnerships with universities, government centers, health centers, and more, we're able to create thousands of educational material pieces each year that are distributed online, in communities, and at school assemblies and workshops. 

Education about mental health is crucial for several reasons, as it plays a significant role in individual well-being, societal understanding, and the overall promotion of mental health. From ending stigma, to creating supportive environments, and promoting positive self-care, mental health education is very important, especially when working with young adults and teens.

At the One Life Project, we believe that education and research are powerful tools for transformation, and together, we can pave the way to a kinder and more understanding future.

College Friends
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Radiate Confidence: Self-Care
and Positive Self-Esteem

The One Life Project has a strong focus on research, education, and advocacy for promoting positive self-care and self-esteem in youth and young adults. In the formative years of adolescence and young adulthood, the importance of self-esteem cannot be overstated. This period is marked by significant physical, emotional, and social changes, making the development of positive self-esteem a foundational aspect of well-being.

 

Young people with healthy self-esteem are better equipped to navigate the challenges of identity formation, peer relationships, and academic pursuits. As young people transition into adulthood, the impact of a positive self-esteem resonates in their ability to face life's complexities with a sense of self-worth, contributing to mental and emotional flourishing. 

Self-care for young people is of paramount importance as it provides a vital foundation for their overall well-being during the transformative years of adolescence and young adulthood. This period is marked by academic pressures, social challenges, and the exploration of identity, making the cultivation of healthy self-care practices essential. Engaging in self-care empowers young individuals to prioritize their mental, emotional, and physical health, fostering resilience in the face of various stressors. Things such as working out, drawing, listening to music, and taking a long drive all are ways we can care for ourselves. 

One Life Project News and Events

times square office celebrates one year in nyc

Posted on February 14th, 2024

We are happy to have celebrated our one year anniversary in our Times Square office on February 14th, 2024. The One Life Project is very proud of the work in this office as it serves as our Headquarters Office and a proud member of the Manhattan community. Opening on February 14th, 2023, we have accomplished a lot over the past year, we've

created hundreds of partnerships in the NYC community, and we look forward to another year of goal reaching and success!

New Jersey office opening
february 2024

Posted on February 22nd, 2024

On February 23rd, 2024, we opened our first office in the state of New Jersey. The office, located in Manahawkin, New Jersey is just miles from the beach and is centrally located for us to be able to reach people across New Jersey and its neighboring states. This office will serve as our President's Office and will be occupied by some of our organizations hughest leaders. We are looking forward to working with the New Jersey community and the partnerships we'll make!

national helpline opening april 2024

Posted on February 26th, 2024

On April 7th, 2024, the One Life Project will be launching our National Helping and Support Center. This non-emergency helpline will allow individuals across the United States and beyond the opportunity to text into our staff and chat with them on a variety of topics including mental health education, resource help, volunteer inquiries, and various other things, even if the individual just wants someone to talk to! This helpline will be active on several different platforms.

Stride for hope events are back for 2024

Posted on February 27th, 2024

Prior to COVID-19, we held a series of events each year called 'Stride For Hope'. These events occurred throughout the months of August and September and consist of a walk for suicide prevention, vendor fair, games and contests, fireworks, and a variety of other activities which concluded with a special walk for those who support our fight to end the stigma that surrounds mental health. Coming back for 2024, we are expecting around ten of these events this year!

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Volunteer With Us

Join the One Life Project in our mission to make a positive impact on mental health advocacy and education. As a volunteer, you become a vital part of a community dedicated to fostering understanding, breaking down stigmas, and promoting mental well-being. Whether you're passionate about education, advocacy, event coordination, social media, content creation, research, or community outreach, we welcome diverse skills and perspectives.

Volunteering with us means contributing to initiatives that empower individuals, create awareness, and advocate for a more inclusive and compassionate society. Together, we can make a difference in the lives of those navigating mental health challenges.

Join us in building a future where youth mental health is a priority, a place where individuals feel supported, understood, and empowered. Your commitment can be a catalyst for positive change in the lives of many. Together, we can create a world filled with more kindness, compassion, and love for others. ♡ ̆̈

be kind always

Our Colors United

In June of 2023, the One Life Project launched Our Colors United, an online LGBTQ+ education and activism team that operates within the One Life Project to promote education, inclusion and acceptance of LGBTQ+ youth across social media and online. It quickly took off and just 6 months later, we have over 100k followers across the Our Colors United social media pages that have formed a community to provide a safe place for LGBTQ+ youth, their families, and their allies to come to feel accepted, heard, and supported.

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College Students in Corridor

Educate. Advocate. Support:
Preventing Suicide in College Communities.

One Life Project Support Community and Groups

The One Life Project is home to several support groups and website communities. They were designed to give a non-judgement, inclusive, and open environment for individuals to come and share resources, ask questions, ask for help or support, or just share something they feel is important. Our support communities are free to join and are active through our website and social media.

Suicide rates over the last few decades have tripled for college students. Learn how to spot the warning signs

45% of LGBTQ+ youth seriously considered suicide in the last year and 60% of LGBTQ+ young people who wanted mental health care were not able to get it

90¢ of every $1 goes directly to helping teens and young people with mental health advocacy, education, and support

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