Growing up as a male, I was told that I had to be strong. I was fed the stereotype that boys, like me, couldn’t cry or show our emotions. Keeping those emotions bottled up can be harmful and dangerous. Here are some ways to help the boys and men in your life express themselves and challenge gender stereotypes.
The holidays are here and we are surrounded by joyful images of family. Yet, for many of us this time of year can be a painful reminder of loved we have lost. There are no easy steps to cope during this season, but here are a few things that will help.
We all want to help our friends who are struggling with mental illness, but this can be tough especially if you are dealing with your own mental health issues. Too often people think that their experiences mental illness are the same as yours, and that just is not true. Everyone is different and everyone struggles differently. Here are some tips to help you be there for your friends and take care of yourself.
Everyone has those days when they look at themselves in the mirror and think, “I’m not good enough” and we ALL know they suck. Check out these quick tips to boost your self-esteem.
For many loss survivors, like me, the yearly International Survivors of Suicide Loss Day is important. Two years ago I watched the Survivors Day webcast alone in my living room and began to understand that I was anything but alone.
Would you rather receive one dollar now or wait a week to receive two dollars? Do you have the self-control to delay gratification? Here are some tips to overcome temptation and put the power your willpower.
Going to college and away from everything you’ve ever known is stressful. For someone with anxiety, like me, it can feel even more overwhelming and challenging. Here are some tips to stay calm when you feel anxious, they work for me.
Walking through Seattle to raise awareness for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention was amazing. It helped me to overcome my insecurities about talking to others about my depression and anxiety. I may have started the walk alone, but I left with great new friends and a feeling that I could conquer anything.
Depression is a tough subject to talk about. No conversation about it is going to be an easy or comfortable one. Here are four things I’ve observed when trying to talk with someone about my depression and some tips on handling the conversation
Everyday we use words to label strangers we pass on the street and people we have known our whole lives. These words are powerful. They can lift people up or to make folks feel less than, as if they are not part of society and not wanted. Take this challenge and help our community grow and move forward together.