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Applications Open! Join the You Matter Blogger Council!

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Tony Scimeca
"I was a skeptic before I began #therapy. I thought sitting down and talking about deep rooted emotional problems for an hour a week was silly. But my first session was an interesting experience...I felt like he was genuinely trying to help me."
I was a skeptic before I began therapy I thought sitting down

Why I'm No Longer Skeptical About Therapy

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Melissa Onsurez
Kyle Howard
Robert Ritter
Watching Netflix's '13 Reasons Why'? Here are some important talking points about #teensuicide from The Jed Foundation and Suicide Awareness Voices of Education: [ Bit.ly Link ]
Watching Netflixs 13 Reasons Why Here are some important talking points about
Amy Priebe
Julie Rogers Greenhalgh
Rebecca Maxwell
In honor of National Poetry Month, The Mighty is celebrating modern poets who've put #mentalillness and #mentalhealth in the spotlight.
In honor of National Poetry Month The Mighty is celebrating modern poets

8 Brave Poets Who've Put Mental Health in the Spotlight

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Katelyn Mitchell
Micki Pollman
Indrani Dial-Maraj
As we head in to the weekend, be sure to schedule in some time for #selfcare.

And remember, if you ever need someone to talk to, the Lifeline is here for you, 24/7 at 1-800-273-TALK (8255). You do not have to be thinking about suicide to call us. We help anyone struggling emotionally. ☎
As we head in to the weekend be sure to schedule in some time for selfcare

20 Secrets About Self-Care You Might Not Know

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Steve Austin
Bridge barriers can save lives. Congrats Golden Gate Bridge on this historic moment! See our position paper on #suicide and bridges here: [ Bit.ly Link ]
Pat Chism
Shelley Lynn Silver
Margaret Pfranger
"I spent a long period of time believing that I was different or malfunctioning. Then one day an old friend told me: 'You are not your disorder. You are not broken. There is nothing wrong with you. This is who you are, and this is what makes you so amazing.'"
I spent a long period of time believing that I was different

Transcending Mental Illness Opportunity to Heal and Manage

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Tanzim Ansari
"If I can help save one life by sharing Brandon's story, then I guess I will have proven that Brandon was wrong. His life did have meaning. It still does, even if he's not here to see it."

The Oakland Raiders LB, Ben Heeney, writes about the loss of his friend, Brandon, and how he hopes his story will inspire others to reach out to those who might be in crisis. #BeThe1To
If I can help save one life by sharing Brandons story then

Life and Death | By Ben Heeney

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Vanj Yuki
Shelby Colón
To find out what people with #depression wish they could tell their friends when they can't text back, The Mighty asked people in their #mentalhealth community to share what they wish their friends knew.
To find out what people with depression wish they could tell their

27 Things to Know About Your Friend With Depression Who Hasn't Text Back

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JoJo Bailey
Robyn Levine Elder
$3,000 award honors a college student who is raising awareness of mental health, encouraging help-seeking and reducing prejudice around mental illness.
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Jerry Greenspan Student Voice of Mental Health Award - JED

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Melanie Yamaguchi
"'Who are you when you're well?' Has anyone asked you lately? If not, ask yourself. You may learn a lot from your answers."
Who are you when youre well Has anyone asked you lately If

The Mental Health Workshop That Changed My Idea of 'Wellness'

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James Moody
Melissa Maxey
Chellie Marie
Find out why the 5 steps of #BeThe1To can help someone in crisis.
Find out why the 5 steps of BeThe1To can help someone in crisis

Get Resources

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Tammy Dillard
Sarah Bailly
Catherine Fowler
Are you a crisis center? Help us empower people in their time of greatest need. Join our national network today: [ Bit.ly Link ]
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Ashley Benson
Turnaround Life
"Because let's face it, being a human is hard."
"Because let's face it being a human is hard"

What Tools Do You Have in Your Emotional First-Aid Kit?

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Erin Chalmers
Yahiya Abdul-Jabar
Deborah Amazon
"Thank you for giving me some space when I needed it...Thank you for not making me talk about it before I was ready...Thank you for never giving up on me, even when I gave up on myself."
Thank you for giving me some space when I needed itThank you

To the People Who Stuck by Me After My Suicide Attempt

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Luz Alexa Sandoval
Ryan Simpson
Linda Reed
Do you know the warning signs of #suicide? Learn them now on the Lifeline's website.
Do you know the warning signs of suicide Learn them now on the Lifeline's website

We Can All Prevent Suicide

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Diane Howard
Jude Huddson
Catch Dr. John Draper, Director of the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, LIVE as he discusses Facebook's newest suicide prevention tools with writer and #mentalhealth advocate, Sarah Vander Schaaff!
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Tammy Dillard
Crystal Toner
"Just because it's hidden doesn't mean it's not there." #depression
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Derrek VanDeusen
Help us welcome our 2 newest crisis centers: Crisis Response Network and Help4WV! This brings our network to a total of 160 centers!

Learn more about our national network here: suicidepreventionlifeline.org/our-network/
Help us welcome our 2 newest crisis centers Crisis Response Network and

Our Network

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Melanie Yamaguchi
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Catherine Fowler
Our crisis center network helped us answer over 2 million calls across the U.S. last year. But every day more people are reaching out. That’s where your crisis center comes in. We can’t do it without you. If you’re a crisis center interested in joining the Lifeline’s national network and helping us empower people in their time of greatest need, visit suicidepreventionlifeline.org/our-network.
Our crisis center network helped us answer over 2 million calls across

Our Crisis Center Network

Our crisis center network helped us answer over 2 million calls across the U.S. last year. But every day more and more people are reaching out. and That’s wh...

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Lois Grayson
Elizabeth Patrick
Emily Hope Cretens