Content Warning: Mentions stories involving depression, suicidal thoughts, abuse, and more. If you are like me, you may enjoy books that feature characters and plotlines that are different from the people and experiences involved in our own lives. Writers like to call this a “window,” because you are getting a glimpse as to how others […]
Organizations and advocates across the world bring attention to mental health through educating the public and sharing what we can all do to practice self-care and support people living with a mental illness. With mental health becoming more widely recognized over the last few years, more people are advocating for expanding research, starting the tough […]
If you’re anything like me, you dove head first into TikTok during the pandemic. No, really. Sometimes, a friend will send me a funny one and then I’ll get lost on TikTok for HOURS. As someone who loves variety, I love that my “For You” Page is constantly showing me new content. And while it […]
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 […]
I’m not alone. The first time I walked into an Alcoholics Anonymous meeting I felt like a weight had been lifted from my body. I hadn’t even realized how alone I had been feeling. But when I was finally surrounded by people who understood what it was like to live with or to love an […]
The first time I was in therapy, it took me almost six months to be able to talk to about the deep, personal, and raw trauma that I had never told a soul about. I struggled for a long time before that. When we started talking about things that were difficult for me, I always […]
The Spring/Summer 2018 You Matter Bloggers will be sharing their personal stories in effort to let everyone know that they matter.
It's that time of year again, folks! We're looking for bloggers to join the 2016-2017 Fall/Winter You Matter Blogger Council.