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 […]
Secrets have a lot of power, and if you admit them, you literally strip all the power away out of them.” –Steven McMorran of the band Satellite Secrets are something we all struggle with at one point or another, whether it is keeping them from others or even keeping them from ourselves. They can be […]
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 […]
“I love you” seems like three simple words, but they can be the hardest to say. It can be hard to say them for many different reasons, for example it may make you feel vulnerable or you may worry how the other person will react. It’s always nice to hear someone say “I love you,” […]
Whether you are feeling lonely, working through rough patches, or stressing over what to get for your new boo -- Valentine’s Day can induce a lot of heartache...
We have all experienced rejection, right? I recall a particular moment my freshman year of high school during lunch. After expressing something I believed in, my normal posse of friends picked up their trays and trekked to a different lunch table. I was left all alone. I remember feeling completely secluded, embarrassed and exposed. Not […]
When someone you care about is having a rough time, what you say (or don't) can make a big difference.
If you've taken health class or sex ed, you've heard that sex can affect the way you view yourself. But nobody really talks about why sex has the impact on a relationship it does. Here's what I think.
I love the phrase “come out the closet”. I’ve heard of people doing it in pretty extravagant fashion, like showing up to prom with their girlfriend, or just in subtle conversation like fashion. I have my own way of doing it.