Z-cares

Z-Cares, a nonprofit foundation helping teens and families cope with severe anxiety, has launched a “What Makes Me Happy” challenge on social media for Mental Health Awareness Month during May, with the goal of receiving videos from every state.

The foundation is asking to post videos on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter with the tag #zcares and #whatmakesmehappy. A map on the foundation’s website will track the videos.

Z-Care was formed by Bay Area residents Steve and Mannie Nimmo in 2019, after their son Zachary took his own life at 14 the previous fall.

The foundation offers resources for teens and families dealing with anxiety on its website, zcares.org, including “Sit Down with Sam,” one-on-one peer chat videos with Samantha Nimmo, Zachary’s sister and a college student majoring in psychology.