Read more about the article No one is you, and that is your superpower
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No one is you, and that is your superpower

by Taz Burwaiss

Respect Yourself has asked me to write about the topic of knowing yourself, and how this relates to your career. I’m really pleased they’ve asked me to write on this topic, as it’s a hugely important topic in the world of business and marketing.

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Read more about the article Choose your coping mechanisms wisely!
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Choose your coping mechanisms wisely!

by Joe Postings

My name is Joe. I am a 32 year old man. I decided to do a written piece for Respect Yourself because I was on their website checking out what they do and I was hooked by their aim…”helping young people develop skills, capacities and capabilities to participate in society”. Why does that mean so much to me?

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Read more about the article Self-care as a teenager for sustainable mental health
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Self-care as a teenager for sustainable mental health

by the Jumo Health Team

As a teenager, the pressure to perform well in school, manage extracurriculars, and build up an attractive college or university resume can be immense.

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Read more about the article Indulgence vs Isolation: Your Mental Health this Easter
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Indulgence vs Isolation: Your Mental Health this Easter

by Hannah Brown

Happy Easter, Happy Holidays or simply Happy Weekend! School is out, the half term is here and for most people the Bank Holidays provides a very welcome break from the daily grind. You wouldn’t think it, or perhaps you do, but holidays and festive periods can cause discomfort and anguish for some people.

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I Am Not Ashamed

by Ross Trowbridge.

My name is Ross Trowbridge. I have Borderline Personality Disorder and I am not ashamed. First off, I want to preface my article by saying that I once was. I have an emotional intensity disorder that causes instability in moods, impulsive decisions, inability to maintain interpersonal relationships, and more. But I haven’t always had this diagnosis.

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Read more about the article Using Your Voice for Mental Health
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Using Your Voice for Mental Health

by mental health nurse Ashley Peterson.

Sometimes the things that are most important in life are the most difficult to talk about, especially when it comes to mental health. Yet all silence does is make the hard stuff even harder. The more we talk about mental health the easier it gets, and that’s how change can start to happen.

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Read more about the article Do you want to be a bully or a hero?
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Do you want to be a bully or a hero?

by mental health campaigner and Respect Yourself ambassador Kiana James.

It’s amazing how many people have the same name as us, but would you like the name “bully”? A bully is not a nice name, but so many people are called bullies because they are bullies. Never do anything to get the name bully because it’s wrong and it is not something to be proud of. So many people are sad, afraid and feeling alone because of being bullied, and lots of people all over the world are being bullied – not just children but adults too, and they need to be saved.

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Read more about the article There’s No Need To Be So SAD!
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There’s No Need To Be So SAD!

by self-help expert Dr Pam Spurr.

Do you feel quite ‘blue’ during the autumn and winter? Or experience other things like:

  • wanting to curl up and hibernate
  • craving comfort foods
  • craving sweets
  • feeling less energetic
  • finding it hard to sleep
  • or want to nap all day?
  • you might crave cuddles or feel withdrawn from others
  • feeling a bit anxious even though you’re not under any more pressure than usual

…plus a number of other possible symptoms.

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Conforming to labels

by Elizabeth @ TeenagersWithExperience

Many labels exist in our world. They can range from the clubs we are a part of to the gender and sexuality we identify with. Some people may choose to conform to labels, others do not. Whilst there are some negative affiliations to do with labels and the stereotype they might bring, giving yourself labels could be a positive thing.

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