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.
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.
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.
All we knew was that my Uncle Jaay was gone. It took me a while to come to terms with his suicide. Eventually, I realized I wanted to honor his death and do something to help others.
There is no perfect formula for coming out about mental illness. For most off us, it is a process, not an event. For me, it has been an incredibly empowering and humbling journey. Here is my story.
Let’s face it: It’s impossible to relax or get a good nights sleep when you’re constantly running around like a chicken with its head cut off. Here are my ways to de-stress and enjoy life.
I had a general idea of what it meant, but it wasn’t until I had firsthand experience with mental illness that I fully grasped the meaning of stigma.
It is difficult to even put into words the affect that a supportive, compassionate community can have on esteem, identity, and recovery. These tips may help you find yours.