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Posted by Grace on

It’s Okay to Seek Counseling

The stigma surrounding counseling and seeing someone to talk about your struggles because “you’re unstable” or “crazy” is extremely prevalent in our society. However, talking to someone who is trained in helping people work through the struggles that come with life is nothing to be ashamed of. In fact, counseling has helped me in some […]

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Posted by You Matter on

Meet the Fall/Winter 2019-2020 You Matter Blogger Council!

Name: David Age: 15 Living in: New Jersey If I could instantly become an expert in something, it would be… psychology. Name: Irina Age: 18 Living in: Ohio If I could instantly become an expert in something, it would be… knowing people’s opinions and problems and how to solve them. Name: Grace Age: 24 Living in: Ohio If I could instantly become an […]

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Posted by Julia W. on

Coping With Anxiety

I just need to get out of here. They’re too many people, too much stimuli. But leaving would be awkward, and I can’t make my feet move. I feel my heart racing and my breathing get faster, shallower. I look around for a familiar face, someone to feel safe with, but I can’t find anyone. […]

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Posted by Julia W. on

Spiraling Up

“Sometimes when you’re depressed, the things you don’t want to do are the very things you need to do in order to feel better,” my therapist told me. Great, I thought, for just once could there be an easy answer? “As you start doing things, it gets easier,” she continued, “and you begin to have […]

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Posted by Irina on

Having The Conversation

The first time I brought up suicide to anyone, I felt scared. I was confused and concerned about what they would think. I had never even thought about reaching out to someone to tell them what I was thinking until that point, and instead I questioned everything that went through my mind. “Does it even […]

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Posted by Lexa on

Experiencing Suicide Loss on Campus

The news spread like wildfire: there was a dead body on campus. For hours, students were scrambling for information. Who, how, when, why? Rumors were flying with misinformation and stories. The school was quick to email everyone with a vague description and a promise that as information came and was appropriate for the public, we […]

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