depression2extinction (d2e) Joins HealthCorps as a Collaborative Partner
Dr. Oz's HealthCorps teams up with depression2extinction to bring emotional awareness to teens across the country.
In 2018, d2e launched its first HEAL Kids School Program. HEAL Kids is designed to provide positive emotional health tools and training to students, teachers, and parents. With a goal to collaborate with more impactful organizations doing positive work for kids, d2e sought out the connection with HealthCorps, founded by Dr. Oz. This fall d2e and HealthCorps will launch 50 HEAL Kids Workshops in 50 schools nationwide where HealthCorps provides its programming.
"We are focused on partnering passionate organizations that share a common goal to enrich and empower young adults," said founder Jeff Jackson of d2e. "I love the mission of HealthCorps and their passion to bring real life skills to young adults. Nutrition, exercise, and mindfulness are all key ingredients to helping our kids lead a healthy and balanced life. Adding emotional awareness to this mix offers them another tool as life presents more challenges,"
"HealthCorps Coordinators have been trained in d2e's Check-In program and will begin implementing it during after school clubs and one on one meetings with students," said HealthCorps president, Michelle Bouchard. "d2e is providing our in-school coordinators with an additional tool to support students. This partnership is another example of HealthCorps' growing commitment to student mental resilience and acknowledgement of the challenges our youth face daily."
Founded in 2003 by Dr. Mehmet Oz, HealthCorps' mission is to strengthen communities with the most innovative approaches to health and wellness to help the next generation be more resilient, both mentally and physically. HealthCorps students exercise more, eat better and practice positive thought. With this partnership, d2e and HealthCorps seek to positively impact the rising numbers in childhood obesity, youth suicide, and youth bullying.