Our Mission

Even apart, we've still got each other's back

As schools across the country and many parts of the globe remain closed, it has become increasingly important to focus on mental wellbeing and psychological safety to avoid long-lasting scars for teens and young adults. 

The abrupt and sudden change has left hundreds of thousands of students dealing with isolated schedules, challenges of distant learning, fear of unknown, lack of resources, and difficult home situations. On top of this, most students are faced with lack of coping mechanisms to deal with the stress, fear, and disappointment induced by COVID-19. Students are at increased risk of depression and anxiety as loneliness can lead to decline in mental and physical health. 

Benefits of mindfulness

Several studies (such as at MIT & Harvard) have scientifically proven that mindfulness empowers students to:

  • Stay calm during crisis

  • Improve focus and enhance academic performance

  • Build resilience

  • Lower anxiety and severity of depression

  • Increase emotional intelligence

 

Apart But Not Alone provides a platform for students of all regions, cultures, ethnicity, and backgrounds to participate in an online session led by certified practitioners to practice mindfulness, learn techniques to combat anxiety, channel their inner strength, and find a non judgemental setting to stay connected during social isolation.