This program helps girls develop more significant social and
emotional confidence, as they learn it is okay to talk about mental
health. Through a series of hands-on activities, girls will become
more considerate and caring Girl Scouts as they learn about the impact
emotions and thoughts have on their own and others' behavior. Girl
Scouts of all ages can earn this patch year-round. This program is
held in partnership with Okay to Say™ and the Meadows Mental Health
Download the patch requirements.
In addition to the Okay to Say patch program, GSNETX hosts mental health- and wellness-focused events on topics of resilience, peer support, brain health, and overall wellness. Visit our events page to find engaging programs for girls, volunteers, parents, and entire families.
Girl Scouts & Mental Health
Girl Scouts has always focused on helping girls thrive, whatever that means for the world she lives in. Her world today presents external and internal pressures that are complex, taking a greater toll on her mental health and ambition.
The skills we develop to build confidence and leadership are the same skills that help her be mentally resilient. We’re here to equip her to take on these challenges and have the confidence to be her best self. As an expert in girls, we connect her with resources, peers, mentors, and partners that help equip her with:
- A positive outlook — New programs and partners to help her address the most pressing challenges for girls today.
- Approachable experts — Expert resources for mentors to know when something is wrong and how to support others.
- Powerful connections — Initiatives that develop her empathy to help others.
- Healthy habits — An enhanced curriculum that integrates mental wellness.
Strong sense of self — Tactics to help her discover and
develop her sense of self.
Click here to download GSNETX's Mental Health and Wellness Strategic Plan one-pager.
GSNETX Programs & Community Resources
Okay to Say™ Patch Program
Help Her Be Happy & Healthy
School Year Wall Print-Outs
Raising Awesome Girls
Parenting advice and resources for parents of daughters.
The information provided on this site and in any GSNETX program is for informational and educational purposes only. No therapeutic or professional relationship is established by your review of this material and use of this site. No diagnosis, treatment or specific therapeutic advice is being provided to you. There is no intent for GSNETX or this site to offer specific psychological advice to any person.
Mental Health Advisory Committee
We can't do this alone. You can help ensure that our girls have the
tools and resources they need by making a donation today. For more
information, please contact Erin Fischer at firstname.lastname@example.org.