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It’s that time of year again, folks! We’re looking for bloggers to join the 2019 Fall/Winter You Matter Blogger Council. The deadline has been extended! The deadline to apply is now Friday, August 30th, 2019. 

You Matter has always been a space for youth, by youth, to share stories and make your voices heard. If you’re between 13-25 and are passionate about suicide prevention and mental health, we want you to apply.

To apply, please answer the following questions in a word document and e-mail it to c[email protected]org. Make the subject line “You Matter Blogger Application.” You’ll also need to include a sample post of 300-500 words that shows off your voice and writing style.

  1. What is your name?
  2. What state are you from? If you’re currently living in another state for school, tell us that too. (As much as we love our international readers, since the Lifeline is funded by the U.S. government, we need our bloggers to live in the U.S.)
  3. How old are you? 
  4. If you’re under 18, what’s your parent or guardians’ contact info?
  5. What’s your e-mail address and phone number?
  6. Why would you be a great You Matter blogger? Share with us your story.
  7. What topic(s) would you most like to write about on the blog?
  8. How did you hear about You Matter?
  9. Please submit a sample post of 300-500 words that shows off your voice and writing style.

Comments

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  • Jennifer DILLON

    I am disappointed with the age requirements.

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    • Vibrant Communications

      Hello Jennifer, thank you for sharing your thoughts regarding the You Matter blog. Our intention is not to devalue the wisdom and experience of older individuals. You Matter is a special space for youth specifically to discuss dealing with depression, suicidal thoughts, etc. We welcome your suggestions and invite each of you to share your stories if you find it helpful. Thank you for making this a supportive and compassionate community.

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  • Andrea

    Andrea Andrea

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    Hello. I am worried about my girlfriend’s life and lead her to this page through Facebook. As it is anonymous she didn’t knew it was me, but she spoke to me telling that “someone” was worried about her and that she tried to read this page but she does Not speak Nor read in english (our native language is spanish). I helped her by reading her all of the 100 ideas sending a voicenote on whatsapp, I honestly think that they are great ideas and Not so hard to translate. Please consider what I’m saying as some people May Not have someone to help them translate, and if they’re here is because they’re trying, don’t let language be an obstacle in this full of Internet and talented people world. Thank’s for reading and hope I got to make myself clear by this comment.

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    • Vibrant Communications

      Andrea, thank you for sharing this inspiring story of how you helped your friend in spanish. Please also encourage your friend to call the Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255). The call is free and confidential, and crisis workers are there 24/7 to assist.

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  • Isabel

    Isabel Isabel

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    Please help

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    • Vibrant Communications

      Hello Isabel, Thank you for reaching out to us – please keep in mind our You Matter Blog page is not intended for crisis intervention or support services however the Lifeline counselors are here for you any time day or night at 1-800-273-TALK (8255). They should be able to assist you with any questions or concerns you may have.

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