1 Reason Why Not™

Introducing solutions to many of life’s toughest challenges for today’s college students.

Widespread stress, anxiety, online harassment, depression, suicide, substance abuse, addiction, and shootings have people thinking that life is hopeless. But it’s not. While the world may give you 13 Reasons Why® you should feel uncared for, not valued, disrespected, or unworthy, all you need is 1 Reason Why Not™.

Mental health challenges are a leading obstacle facing today’s college students and are associated with a lower GPA and higher probability of dropping out of school. Treatment is effective and available, yet because of an unnecessary shame surrounding these issues, mental health isn’t openly discussed and too many students are suffering in silence.

Mental health concerns are prevalent among college students: an estimated 26% of Americans ages 18 and older—or about 1 in 4 adults—live with a diagnosable mental health disorder. Mental health concerns impact students' ability to succeed: more than 80 percent of college students felt overwhelmed by all they had to do in the past year and 45 percent have felt things were hopeless. Mental health concerns can be deadly: suicide is the 2nd leading cause of death among college students, claiming the lives of 1,100 students each year. Yet there is hope…

Based on over two decades of work with over 1.8 million college students, we have been at the forefront of helping college students tackle some of the most difficult challenges they face during their collegiate career. Through thousands of hours of practical application of working with both students and higher education professionals, Collegiate Empowerment has developed 1 Reason Why Not™ to help students & universities overcome mental health challenges. 

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Participants will...

  • Engage in conversations to understand the need for mental health and well-being.

  • Discuss mental health issues, risk factors, signs, and the overall impact.

  • Discover strategies for helping yourself and others in need to create a sustainable well-being.

  • Delve into The Empowered Mindset Cultivator, a process for personal transformation.


AUDIENCE: New students, transfer students
DATES: Beginning of the Semester; Summer Orientation Programs
DURATION: Orientation/Welcome Week Kick-off events: 60-90 minutes
VENUES: Auditorium, Theater, or multi-purpose room with stage and high-quality audio-visual setup.



“I really enjoyed this presentation, 100% worth my time! Speaker was really fun and very engaging. Great training!”

—Student Leader
Rivier University

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“Thank you. I will be continuing to work on turning off electronics and getting myself to go to bed when I don’t need to be up longer. I will also be keeping in mind done is better than perfect. I will also reach out to my friends in support of helping their mental health.”

University of New Haven