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What I Learned From Leelah  

Leelah represents many in the transgender community who face hate, inequality, and loneliness simply for being who they are. Leelah’s life mattered.

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How Calling the Lifeline Saved My Life

One particular night, YM Blogger Heather wanted to take her own life. Instead, she called the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. Here’s what happened next.

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Adventures in Self-Care: Yoga

If cats can do yoga, then maybe Brynn can too.

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Say Hello to the Spring 2015 You Matter Blogger Council

The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is psyched to have six new You Matter bloggers who will be sharing their personal stories in effort to let everyone know that they matter.

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SAD is More Than the Winter Blues

This time of year is hard for a lot of people for lots of reasons. There is the stress of the holidays. There are the challenges of coping with family. For many people this time of year is tough because of fewer daylight hours and less exposure to the sun in general. This lack of light in the winter season sometimes causes people to have symptoms of depression. We can write these feelings off as the winter blues, but really they can be much more. Check out these signs of Seasonal Affective Disorder.

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My One Day Beauty Challenge

Why do women feel like we have to change our appearance to fit with society’s standards of beauty? Why do we buy into commercials that tells us to hide our flaws with concealer or try this miracle weight loss supplement? Let’s stop!

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Quick Tips to Get Some ZZZs

It can be hard to balance the stresses of school and sleep. This school year I have been working very hard and I am struggling to get enough sleep. The truth is sleep deprivation can cause serious damage to your both your mental and physical health. Here are some tricks I use to manage sleep and stay healthy.

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How to Stand Up to Bullies

I know it can be easy to be a bystander to bullying. But, I challenge you to stand up and stop bullying. You really can make a difference and maybe even save a life.

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4 Ways to Sneak Self-Care Into Your Day

Does it ever feel like all you do is work, sleep eat? I work two customer service jobs and half the time I want to rip my hair out. Here are my tips to maintain your mental health at work and keep all your hair.

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Don’t Be Your Own Worst Enemy

I can’t tell you how often I used to tell myself that I couldn’t do something. No one else was telling me this, I just had no confidence myself. I couldn’t see that my greatest enemy was me.

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