The star of the hit show “Supernatural”, Jared Padalecki, recently opened up about his personal struggle with depression with the launch of his Represent.com t-shirt. Continue reading Always Keep Fighting
Sometimes we see our friends or family post their feelings on social media. If you see one of your loved ones are feeling upset, send them a nice message! Letting someone know you are there for them through tough times is sometimes exactly the support they are looking for. It is also okay to send someone a message when they post about being happy or excited! Saying “congratulations” or “great job” in a private message is reassuring and will make your friends feel awesome!
Have you ever helped anyone feel better online? Let us know in the comments below!!
Anxiety is a huge mental stessor. When we feel anxious, our body’s “fight or flight” response kicks in. Fight or flight prepares us to struggle or escape. This response starts in your brain and branches into your nerves and bloodstream, which causes our heart rate, blood pressure, and breathing to speed up. You can experience this response any time- whether it’s during a test you feel nervous about, when something frustrates you, or when you just feel stressed in general.
You may think that the message you’re trying to get across to your friends and family through verbal words are understood perfectly, but this is almost always not the case.
A lot of the things we try to communicate get lost in translation from the time the idea crosses your thoughts to the time they are actually acted out.
How does this quote make you feel? Tell us about it in the comments!
Some subjects, like suicide, are difficult to talk about with our children. It is important to be aware of resources that can help our loved ones feel less alone and give them hope and support. We don’t have to go through this alone!
It can be challenging to decide what is okay to post on your personal page and what is not okay to post. It is important to remember that anyone can see the things you and your teens talk about or the pictures that are uploaded. Keeping a clean social media site can be a great way for your teens to market themselves! Here are a few examples of what to post and what NOT to post. Talking to your teens about guidelines for posting can help a lot!
What To Post:
- Pictures of traveling, hanging out with friends, or family gatherings are nice to share on social media sites.
What Not To Post:
- Pictures of underage activities like drinking alcohol or smoking cigarettes can be very harmful. Also, pictures that display private information like credit card numbers, phone numbers, or residential addresses are a bad idea.
Can you think of anything else you see on social media that would be a bad idea for your teens to post? Let us know in the comments!
Your child may feel comfortable talking with you or their friends, you know their history, and you trust and care about each other, so why go to a therapist?
What can a therapist do that a friend or family member can’t? Continue reading Why talking to friends/family is different from talking to a therapist
Time to Change is a social movement across England to try and change the way the nation thinks and acts about mental health.
Getting over a painful experience is much like crossing monkey bars. You have to let go at some point in order to move forward. – C.S. Lewis
We’ve all experinced pain in ourlives – do you find this quote to be true for you? At what moment does letting go and letting the painful experince go really click for you?