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Overcoming Social Anxiety

The National Institute of Mental Health defines social anxiety as “an intense, persistent fear of being judged by others.” For many, it is not that straightforward. For those who struggle with social anxiety, it may be hard to explain why they feel uncomfortable in social situations. It can be as simple as an increased heart […]

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Reaching Out, Not In

When you bottle up negative emotions, it can add extra stress to your life and body. This can make dealing with anything much more difficult. It can also lead to angry outbursts or eventually depression. If you only rely on reaching inwards during times of difficulty, it can be tough to try and console yourself. […]

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Enough (a poem)

You Matter blogger Fe wrote a poem to convey how they believe that everyone is infinitely valuable no matter what they look like and no matter how much or how little labor they can do. With this poem, Fe wants to remind everyone that You Matter. The world tells us That we are not enough […]

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Men’s Mental Health

In the United States, the month of June is Men’s Mental Health Awareness Month. However, men’s mental health often gets overlooked in part due to the stigma around it. The societal ideal of a man is strong, stoic, and supportive; most do not see men as vulnerable. When a man is open about his feelings, […]

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Nonbinary Pride

CW: Suicidal thoughts. Happy Pride Month, everybody! I don’t know about you, but I’m proud to still be alive. My name is Fe, and I’m nonbinary. I use this term because it’s the most well-known, but really my gender is pretty complicated. Genderqueer or bigender are probably most accurate to my identity; although, honestly, sometimes […]

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