4 What’s Next

4 What’s Next is a primary prevention program that builds resiliency in high school students by giving them the tools to handle stress and distress now and in their future.

The 4 What’s Next Framework aims to teach students how to effectively handle distress by “reaching in” and utilizing personal coping strategies, “reaching out” by seeking and accepting help outside of themselves, or a combination of the two. This process is followed by an assessment of how well their chosen coping method is working and encourages them to reevaluate if needed.

By learning and applying the 4 What’s Next Framework to their own lives, students will:

  • Identify individual manifestations of distress
  • Understand how internal and external stressors impact mental health
  • Build resilience by learning specific actions to improve mental wellness

For more information about our 4 What’s Next program visit 4whatsnext.org.