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by Inpatient Care Project Manager, Nic Higham.
While mental health issues are gaining more awareness than ever, and the knowledge they affect many of us is gradually becoming commonplace, there are still some pervasive stigmas that make it hard for young people to ask for help. If they think they may be experiencing something to do with mental health, they may be scared to say anything for fear of bullying or abuse from peers.
Respect Yourself: Smiiffy poster
We have a brand new poster available for download featuring the rap artist Smiiffy.
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We asked ten of our fabulous members what their top tip is when it comes to being happy. Here is what they said.
Happy by Jeroen Werkman
by Ella @ TeenagersWithExperience
As teenagers living in a world filled with technology, you could say that we have a ludicrous standard of beauty that we feel we need to live up to. With the ability to look up anything anywhere at any time on our ‘phones, we are subliminally told how we should look and act by photos of models and celebrities who, of course, are stunning, but is it really healthy to be comparing ourselves to people who are ‘pretty’ for a living?
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by self-help expert Dr Pam Spurr.
Anxiety can strike anyone, even people who look ‘sorted’. The recent revelations from Zayn Malik about his crippling anxiety shows it can strike any age group too.
With so much change happening around us, anxiety seems to be on the increase.
shy by mark O'Rourke
by self-help expert Dr Pam Spurr.
I’ve got a really big problem with our society that gives the message we should all be extroverts. That there’s something wrong if you’re not the life-and-soul of the party. Simply not true!
We’re all made differently and I hate how some feel the pressure to be something they’re not.
That said, I’ve seen the devastating consequences of shyness. Where a shy person feels they can’t talk to someone they’re attracted to. Or make new friends, or put themselves forward for a project at school or work.
Solution image by LTDSupport
by Personal Development coach Carmen Jacob.
There are those moments in life when you discover with stupefaction that you are going in circles, doing over and over again the same mistake: “Ah, no, not again! I was sure this time it will work.”
In this article you will find out 10 tips to stop making, again and again, the same mistake; but first, let’s talk about some of the reasons for doing it.
My Bedroom/Office by Jordan Green
by Raúl Pérez.
June, 28th of 2013. That is the date when I last wrote for Respect Yourself, I talked about agoraphobia, not as an expert but as a mere sufferer, I was just a 17 years old boy who got the chance of sharing some words about what I had to deal with everyday. And here I am now, a 20 years old man who’s turning 21 this August.
Upset girl at computer image by Concord90
by therapist Catherine Knibbs.
Firstly, what are those? And how is this banter a ‘bit of fun?’
Anorexia by Santiago Alvarez
by blogger Julia Whiting.
Theodore Roosevelt was famously quoted as saying “comparison is the thief of joy” and for me this phrase sums up the way that relentlessly comparing myself to others makes me feel.