If someone you know is struggling emotionally or having a hard time, you can be the difference in getting them the help they need.

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline


There are always options! If someone you know is struggling emotionally or having a hard time, you can be the difference in getting them the help they need. It’s important to take care of yourself when you are supporting someone through a difficult time, as this may stir up difficult emotions. If it does, please reach out for support yourself.

Active Minds


Active Minds is the leading nonprofit organization that empowers students to speak openly about mental health, to educate others and encourage people to seek help. Recording artist Marissa Nadler, a former art teacher for Zoi, had been asked to contribute to an album called One Hundred Thousand Voices, all proceeds from which go to www.activeminds.org. Marissa’s song is called “Carnival.”

Scott Mann: Rooftop Leadership Training

Retired Green Beret (Ret.) Lt. Col. Scott Mann is an expert on ‘rooftop leadership’ and helping veterans transition. A speaker, author and one of my mentors, Scott’s teaches rooftop leadership to civilians like me. Roof top leadership is a set of specialized skills that allows you to make an impact with a purpose that is much bigger than you, and it inspires people to follow you not because they have to, but because they choose to. Scott launched his other mission, The Heroes Journey to help transitioning veterans find their voice through story, so that this becomes their biggest asset as they move from active military duty to the civilian world.

Be Strong

Be Strong is a national non-profit organization focused on preventing bullying. Be Strong uses a comprehensive student-led approach to: encourage ALL​ students to reveal challenges they are facing, train and equip students to become more resilient, arm them with access to local services and organizations that can help, and unite them to change their families, schools, communities, states, and country.

Option B

OptionB.Org is dedicated to helping you build resilience in the face of adversity—and giving you the tools to help your family, friends, and community build resilience too. Here, you can read and share personal stories, join groups for solidarity and support, and find information from experts.

Overcome adversity and build the resilience leader in you.

Struggle is inevitable. And, inside of any struggle we face lies the opportunity to navigate our way through it and thrive because of it. We ask questions that must be answered in order for us to move forward to the other side of that struggle. We cannot look outside of ourselves for the answers. We have to look inside.

When we are empowered to answer these questions, we build the toolset that helps us not just survive the struggle, but to thrive when we are in it. By a process I call MAPS, you too can address struggle in all aspects of your life including the workplace and at home. This is the process I use daily, and it has helped me navigate some of the most difficult struggles I've faced in life.

Download the MAPS worksheet now.