The year 2015 is in full swing, and it’s time to welcome a new group of cool kids to the blog. But first, let’s give a shout out to Chris, Erin, Kristin, Jesse and Yordy who spent the fall writing about how to become a straight ally, stand up to bullies, and help a friend with […]
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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It’s over. The semester is finally over. I’m not sure how many cups of coffee I drank or boxes of tissues I’ve been through in the past 18 weeks, but I know it’s enough to make me question my good judgement. Finals are finally over! I’m surprised I can even remember my name after all […]
I can’t tell you how often I used to tell myself that I couldn’t do something, that I didn’t have the ability to do it. I had zero confidence in myself or in my abilities to do anything. No one else was telling me these things; it was just me. I was sabotaging myself and […]
Sometimes it can feel like all we do is work, sleep, eat and repeat. With your busy schedule, how are you supposed to maintain your mental health? How can you get all of your work done when your anxiety is flaring up? How can you help every customer when you’re battling depression? It can […]
The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline must have some really great karma, because we’ve found another group of talented and passionate young adults to share their stories about mental health and suicide prevention.
Encountering someone who appears to be in emotional distress can be a frightening experience. You might not know how to react at first. “Should I go over and talk to them?” “Should I call someone?” “Maybe I should just keep walking.” While these are all perfectly common reactions, know that you can help – and […]
Introducing Becca, this week’s guest blogger. Becca is an employee at the MHA-NYC Communications Department helping out with Social Media and running the You Matter Tumblr. When she isn’t working, she’s pursuing her Master’s Degree in Social Work Counseling. Being there for each other is a mark of a great friendship. You learn to rely […]
Vision boards are everywhere, in offices, workshops and countless Pinterest groups dedicated to them but what exactly is a vision board and how does it work? When I decided to put my own board together I ran into these questions and more. A vision board is basically a visual representation of goals you want to […]