PORTLAND (WGME) — As students get ready to go back to school, the Yellow Tulip Project is making sure they know they’re not alone during these difficult times.
The group worked with UNUM to host a packing party Wednesday to mail back-to-school care kits to students across the world.
The self-care packets include tips and ideas for students to help make the transition of going back to school a little easier, especially during a pandemic.
The group’s co-founder says everyone deserves help, and they want students to know it is out there.
“Mental health is not a new issue, it’s just becoming more addressed and talked about in society nowadays,” Yellow Tulip Project Co-Founder Julia Hansen said. “And we’re hoping that we can talk about mental health the same way that we talk about a broken leg or a headache. We want to help people understand that it’s OK to take time for yourself, it’s OK to write in a journal, it’s okay to take deep breaths.”
In addition to the self-care packets, students will receive a Yellow Tulip Project journal, pins and stickers.