UNITED WAY OF UTAH COUNTY

EveryDay Strong
A new approach to anxiety and depression

Get help for your child's emotional health

What is EveryDay Strong?

There’s one main thing that a kid needs to thrive: the presence of just one caring adult in their life.

EveryDay Strong is here to show you how you can be that caring adult, whether you are the parent, neighbor, teacher, or friend.

Anxiety and depression are growing among our teenagers, but your simple actions today can change a kid’s life.

Read our handbookwatch our videoslisten to our podcast, and start your journey today

As a parent, grandparent, teacher, friend, or neighbor, you can start building everyday resilience by building safety, connection and confidence in the children around you.

Safe

It is easy to believe that most children are safe. But even if a child may be safe, he may not feel safe. He may be afraid of getting in trouble or letting a loved one down.

A child who feels safe knows that she can tell the adults in her life the truth about herself, and she will always be loved, no matter what.

Connected

Connection is more than just being in the same space as your child. Connection is doing activities that the child enjoys, even if you don't always enjoy that activity.

Connection is when a child feels their parent, teacher or friend really understands her.

Confident

After a child begins to feel safe and connected with those around them, he can start working on becoming confident in his abilities and develop pride in his work.

Keep in mind: it's more important to praise a child for the accomplishments she cares about, not just the ones that look impressive from the outside.

If you know someone who needs additional resources, you can dial 2-1-1 at any time from any phone and talk directly to one of our community resource specialists. They can help connect you with free or low-cost counseling services, support groups, or crisis services.

You can also reach EveryDay Strong directly by emailing everydaystrong@unitedwayuc.org or dialing 801-691-5336.