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Writing Letters

When I was going through intensive treatment for my eating disorder, we had one group session where we discussed the powerful impacts of writing letters to ourselves or the people in our lives. These...

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Hang Out Online in the “Facing Us Clubhouse”

This is the Facing Us Clubhouse. Each room has something special to help young people with symptoms of depression or bipolar disorder. There are six “rooms” in the clubhouse, each with fun and useful...

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An App Designed to Stop Lunchroom Bullying

Have you ever had to sit by yourself in the lunchroom? Seventeen-year-old Californian Natalie Hampton has—for two whole years—and she’s invented an app to make sure no one else ever has to go through that. When Hampton—an...

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Becoming a Mental Health First-Responder

When we hear the term “first-responders,” we usually think of the workers in an ambulance, ready to help people with physical health emergencies. But what about people who have mental health emergencies—who’s trained and...

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What is self-care?

You may have heard the term “self-care” being used on social media or in interactions with other people. It’s an idea that has only recently become popular. I have seen arguments both for and against self-care. Some...

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Why I Quit Social Media

The internet is not going anywhere—there is no doubt that it’s an essential part of our lives. The online world can make our lives more convenient. It gives us the means to communicate efficiently, purchase anything we...

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Talking to Your Parents

Talking to your parents can be tough so we found a great article to help you get started! Some excellent pointers are: If you do not have the most open relationship with your parents,...

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100 Happy Days

Have you heard of 100 happy days? The idea is to take a picture every day of something that makes you happy. What’s the point?  When you try to find something each day that...

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Prioritizing Yourself

One of the most important things I have learned on my mental health journey is that it’s okay to be self-centered. In fact, you NEED to be self-centered to some degree. It’s so easy...