One Smile Effect
From One Smile, comes another smile!
What is our goal?
We aim to support youth wellbeing during the pandemic by spreading one Smile at a time!
Who are we?
We are a global community of GEN Z students, leaders, and changemakers with a shared passion for mental health advocacy.
There was a problem, and we decided to be the solution!
Even before the COVID-19 pandemic, mental illness affected 20% of adolescents worldwide.
Unfortunately, COVID-19 intensified these challenges and made youth susceptible to poor mental health conditions:
27% reported feelings of anxiety
46% reported having less motivation
40% reported feeling pessimistic about the future
73% reported feeling the need to ask for help
Worse, adolescents have lost contact with their support systems- friends, teachers, counselors, mental health facilities, and more.
What do we do?
Create free and accessible virtual mental health resources,
Develop education and awareness programs,
Connect people from all over the globe,
Show the power of collaboration, diversity, and innovation.