Live Like Sam is a Summit County-based nonprofit that aims to empower adolescents to take charge of their well-being and live authentic lives. The organization is driven by the inspiring life and untimely death of Sam Jackehthal, yet has grown to combat the teen mental health crisis this generation of adolescence is currently faced with.
With a focus on teen mental health, Live Like Sam offers preventative mental health resources for teens and school-age students in Summit County, Utah. Due to several reasons, the state of our children's mental health is at its worst, and Live Like Sam is here to help.
Park City Youth's Mental, Emotional & Social Health Statistics
68% of Park City High School students experienced moderate to high depressive symptoms.
In Utah, more than 400,000 youth have mental health needs.
44% of Park City High School students had moderate to high mental health treatment needs.
Mental Health Resources for Teens
We believe strongly in preventative mental health programs. Our aim is to help students develop healthy coping mechanisms and tools for well-being. While the majority of our programming focuses on mental well-being for teens and adolescents through groups and projects, we begin to introduce these tools to the younger generation through shorter modules and conversations.
Our THRIVE program delivers an evidence-based curriculum from the fields of positive and clinical psychology that promotes well-being, happiness, and resilience in students. The THRIVE program is developed and delivered by WeBeWell.
Randomized control trials conducted on the WeBeWell curriculum, with previous university and adult participants exhibited the following outcomes:
Positive Youth Development Programs
Our mental health resources for teens and school-age children focus on the following aspects of youth mental wellness. We believe that every child should be armed with the resources needed to promote mental health and the tools necessary to live vibrant, fulfilled lives.
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The gold handprint is Sam's. It represents Sam holding up his community, his lasting legacy and his continued inspiration to many.