You Have The Power To Be The 1

WHO WE ARE

YouBeThe1.Org, Inc., is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization committed to eradicating the stigma of mental illness, conveying awareness about bullying and its psychological effects, and augmenting suicide prevention. It is focused on providing hope, restoration, and resiliency by communicating the significance of education and strategic, evidence-based programs that create a knowledgeable culture about the circumstances plaguing our families, communities, and the nation.

The full spectrum of YouBeThe1.Org, Inc. is to empower the community about the implications of chronic poverty, trauma, posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), mental health, bullying, and suicide by providing training and educational opportunities to preserve and strengthen families and communities.

YouBeThe1.Org accomplishes its mission by:

  • Advocating for public policies to combat suicide, eradicate the stigma of mental illness, and suicide prevention.
  • Offering parental and educational programs.
  • Offering workshops about chronic poverty, trauma, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Teaching the Bully-Proof curriculum.
  • Administering community health and evidence-based educational programs.
  • Implementing suicide, depression and bipolar, and other support groups to accelerate recovery, hope, and build resiliency.

YouBeThe1.Org is a movement; it allows people to fill in the blank and choose what they are going to be the one to do or achieve for the betterment of themselves or the betterment of their community.

BE THE 1

YouBeThe1.Org, Inc. was birthed from my passion for helping and serving humanity, after investigating community psychological first aid, disaster ministry plans, and traumatology. As I reflect on my life, my mission statement has never wavered from my desire to educate, inspire, and motivate the masses to maximize their full potentials in life to avoid being held prisoner by their past. Mahatma Gandhi said, “Be the change you want to see in the world.” YouBeThe1.Org, Inc. is a movement; it allows you the opportunity to fill in the blank and choose what you want to be, do, or achieve for the betterment of yourself or your community. You BE the one to combat suicide. You BE the one to remove the stigma of mental illness. You BE the one to change your community. You BE the one to make a difference.

You Are The 1 To Make A Difference

ABOUT THE FOUNDER

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Kevin Johnson is a passionate and experienced education and curriculum leader with a demonstrated history of working in the academic industry. For nearly two decades, he has been a servant leader in higher education in various positions, including coordinator of multicultural affairs/ educational support services, academic and career advisor, college instructor, budget manager, grant writer/manager, college guidance counselor, and a transitional coach. Kevin’s educational training affords extensive knowledge in curriculum development, learning theories, and experiential teaching and learning and training. Also, he has over six years’ experience in sales, customer service, and numerous years working in the food and industrial factory industry.

He is a Professional Certified Health, Wellness, and Life Coach, accredited by the International Coaching Federation (ICF), a field advocate and Talk Saves Lives presenter for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP). Kevin is a Youth and Adult Mental Health First Aider and a Certified Adult Mental Health First Aid Instructor. His specialty lies in the sector of mental wellness, healthy living, education, intrinsic motivation, mindfulness, and self-actualization, and self-care.

Kevin is a master trainer for DBSA, and he teaches courses in psychology, college success skills, and critical thinking and character development. He is a writer, speaker, and published author; his research about the implications of chronic poverty is featured in the 2019 Special Edition of the European Journal of Educational Sciences, and he contributes a monthly article in a local newspaper. His mission in life is to empower others by bringing awareness and education opportunities to school systems, college institutions, businesses, and other organizations that serve and interact with a diverse population, which inspired him to offer services via his consulting and coaching firm, Strategic Minds and Associates, LLC.

Kevin and his wife, Comblena, are the founders of DBSA Central Georgia, an affiliate of the Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance, headquartered in Chicago, Illinois. Kevin is a master trainer for DBSA, and he teaches courses in psychology, college success skills, and critical thinking and character development. Kevin’s mission in life is to empower others and educate school systems, college institutions, businesses, and other organizations that serve and interact with a diverse population.

His passion for helping humanity inspired him to offer services via his consulting and coaching firm, Strategic Minds and Associates, LLC. He is currently enrolled in Liberty University’s Doctor of Education in Community Care and Counseling, with a cognate in traumatology. He received his Associate of Arts in Education from Middle Georgia College, Bachelor of Science in Middle Grades Education from Mercer University, and Master of Education in School Psychology from Georgia Southern University.

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