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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.