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Misty Copeland Joins Child Mind Institute’s #WeThriveInside Campaign

The racial barrier-breaking ballerina is the embodiment of overcoming tough odds, defeating systemic racism.

In the face of the coronavirus pandemic, children and families are struggling to cope with isolation, anxiety, and fear. The crisis affects everyone, but the impact is greatest on youth with mental health disorders. 

The Child Mind Institute is an essential source of information, insight, and clinical care via telehealth services to help families navigate these challenging times.

To know Misty Copeland is to understand a woman, who, in a time of COVID-19 pandemic, protests and strife is a much-needed living embodiment of overcoming the odds and changing systemic discrimination. 

Back in 2015, Copeland, a Black American ballerina, long time distinguished dancer and star of Under Armour’s “I Will What I Want” campaign,  was promoted to principal dancer, the highest rank of the American Ballet Theatre. 

With this promotion, she became the first African-American female dancer to achieve that position in the company’s 75-year history.

This week, Copeland  shares advice on how she is taking care of her mental health during the pandemic: 

When the pandemic was first strengthening its crippling grip on America, The Child Mind Institute launched #WeThriveInside, a timely and empowering response to the unprecedented challenges facing American children and families during the COVID-19 pandemic.

During the campaign, a new video is released each day featuring homemade, inspiring messages from celebrities sharing their personal struggles during the COVID-19 crisis and what they are doing to cope. 

The videos appear on the Child Mind Institute’s social media channels (Twitter: @ChildMindInst; Instagram: @childmindinstitute; Facebook: facebook.com/ChildMindInstitute and childmind.org/WeThriveInside ).

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