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Stop the Self Sabotage

I can’t tell you how often I used to tell myself that I couldn’t do something. I had no confidence in myself or in my abilities to do anything. No one else was telling me this. I was self sabotaging and I didn’t know it. I couldn’t see that my greatest enemy was me.

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The Truth About College

All I had ever heard about college were stories of great parties and amazing friends. I just finished my first semester and, to be honest, it was the hardest thing I have ever done.

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How to Be an Ally

Even if you do not identify as part of the LGBT community, you still have an important role to play. You can learn to be an ally. The more I work with queer youth, the more I hear “If I had had just one person to talk to, maybe it wouldn’t have been so hard.” You and I can learn to be that one person. You and I can help.

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Recovery: No One Can Do It But You

When I was depressed, I wanted a quick fix to my issues. Living in a world of immediate gratification, I wanted my problems to go away quickly and simply. After years of looking to others to fix me, I finally turned to the one person that I was avoiding…me.

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How To Date an Extrovert

Dating. It can be so much fun. It can also come with some heavy emotional baggage, especially when you struggle with your mental health. While there is no one size fits all dating advice, check out these tips that have helped me.

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How to Deal with Finals Stress

It’s finals time. Here are some tips to help you get through this semester and start the next one on the right foot. Check them out and good luck!

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APPLICATION EXTENDED We Want You to Be a You Matter Blogger

Are you passionate about suicide prevention and mental health? Do you want to help others? Are you between the ages of 13-24? Then we want you to apply to the next You Matter Blogger Council!

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How Surviving a Suicide Attempt Changed My Life

On December 4, 2011, after attempting to overdose on over-the-counter drugs, I was not thrilled to still be alive. Three years later, I am happy to be here. This is the story about the day that changed my life.

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Finding Your Strength

Strength is not defined as the lack of weakness; strength is defined as the ability to overcome weakness. We are all human and we all have weak moments, but this does not mean we are not strong. It took me a long time to learn this.

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What You Can Do to STOP Online Bullying

Everyone has had something mean or hurtful said about them online at least once, it sucks. Online bullying can happen to anyone. When it happened to me, I wasn’t sure what to do or how to stop it. Check out these steps that really helped me.

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