Looking back, was there a time when things were difficult and someone reached out to you, just when you needed them most? Conversations can be life-changing. It’s not about knowing exactly what to say, it’s about being there. Asking someone you care about how they are doing — like really doing — is so important. “You good?” is helpful reminder to engage in meaningful conversations. 

To kick-off Mental Health Month 2019, the NFLPA teamed up with Active Minds to raise awareness for mental health and suicide prevention, and remind people to show up for one another.

How to participate

Wear: Throw on your you good? tee!

Share: Post a picture to social media. Feel free to write your own message or use this one.

“Checking in to see how the people around us are doing, like really doing, is so important. ‘You good?’ is a great reminder for us to show up for the people we care about. I’m proud to team up with @Active_Minds to show my support for mental health awareness and suicide prevention. #YouGood #HereForYou”

Ask: Show up for the people you care about. Check in on a friend, family member, or teammate.

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Three easy steps

Is there someone who you can be there for? A friend, family member, teammate, or co-worker?

Sometimes people want to reach out and help when they notice someone is having a hard time, but are unsure what to say or do.

Just follow three easy steps: Validate, Appreciate Refer. V-A-R is Active Minds’ guide on how to listen, respond, and help someone cope. You don’t need to be an expert to help someone, you just need to be there.

Want to learn more about how to have the conversation?

Check out Active Minds’ everyday tool for everyday conversation

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Be there for each other

you good? is a positive campaign for mental health awareness and suicide prevention.

If you’d like to include #YouGood graphics in your social media posts, download them here. You can also purchase “You Good?” t-shirts and buttons and The World Needs You Here bracelets in our store.

Thank you to our partners in health, the NFL Players Association.


If you are worried someone may be considering suicide, find support immediately by texting “BRAVE” to 741-741 or calling 1-800-273-8255. Stay with them until they are safe.

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