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#YouMatter: It’s Always A Good Time to Show You Care

Research published by the National Institutes of Health shows that the emotional support provided by social ties enhances physiological well-being. In fact, maintaining healthy social connections can reduce the risk of unhealthy behaviors and improve overall mental health.

The University of Southern California School of Social Work invites you to participate in You Matter, a grassroots campaign designed to foster well-being and bring back some much-needed human connection. Join us, and help our movement grow!

How Do Care Cards Work?

The mission of the You Matter campaign is to facilitate human connections to promote positive mental health. Use our You Matter Care Cards as expressions of appreciation or simply to tell someone you care. We challenge you to take this opportunity to say the thing you always think but never say — keep it simple or go deep; it’s up to you!

Download and print your Care Card.

Write a message to tell someone why they matter.

Take a photo of the Care Card and share it on FacebookInstagram and Twitter with hashtag #youmatter.

Share the card.

Tell the recipient to pass it on!

It’s always a great time to spend a few moments reminding someone that they truly matter.

Help spread positive #mentalhealth by joining the You Matter challenge!

Tag 3 people and share a message of appreciation or simply tell them you care. Remember to use the hashtag #youmatter so we can see the impact of our campaign. Find inspiration here: bitly.com/60WaysYouMatter

We challenge YOU to take this opportunity to say the thing you always think but never say — keep it simple or go deep; it’s up to you! Tag, you’re it! It’s your turn to pay it forward to 3 new people!

Become a You Matter Ambassador. Copy the below text into your blog post or embed our badge!:

I’m joining the #YouMatter, movement! I pledge to use Care Cards to tell three people why they matter to me. Join the USC’s masters of social work program for a grassroots campaign that inspires human connection. Positive Mental Health, Pass it on!