A support system is described as a network of individuals who provide feedback, support, and respect you. Many times, family members are included in our support system. Unfortunately, sometimes family members aren’t the most supportive, which can cause our support system to lessen. Having a strong, healthy support system is important. These are the people […]
My name is Matt. I am a cisgender male, using he/him pronouns. Announcing your preferred pronouns has become a common occurrence when introducing yourself to others. While many people still use cisgender pronouns, there is a growing amount of people using different pronouns. A person who is cisgender identifies with the gender and pronouns they […]
While not everyone may live with a mental illness, we all have mental health and can experience ups and downs. Though struggling with your mental health can feel isolating, you’re never alone. Here are eleven tweets about mental health that we can all relate to sometimes: 1. For breaking down stigma surrounding mental health: 2. […]
After a year-long (serious) relationship, I broke up with my boyfriend. Although it was my choice to end the relationship, I still cried and at times longed to have him back. While sitting with my counselor, she mentioned that it was okay to process my emotions and feel sad, that it’s natural in “grieving process”. […]
I watched the summer tumble into autumn from the window of my hospital room. The colors seemed to burst, all at once, like a firework. Autumn was always my favorite season and always the best time of year for my mental health. Every year, with the falling of the leaves came the lifting of my […]
As I pass the baton to my colleagues at the Lifeline, I’m filled with gratitude that we have created a little space on the Internet where everyone matters.
Learning how to spot a fair weathered friend—and keeping them out of your squad¬— is a crucial life skill.
Sometimes it's hard to see what's best for ourselves when we're invested in a relationship.
I hope you’re not squeamish. But you can get through it.
Self-awareness, communication, and a strong support system are crucial to getting the relationship you deserve.