Dear Dads: Stop Correlating Gothic To Depressed

Despite its nuance, the report confirms a stereotype of Goths as depressed loners that, when taken out of context, can become pernicious or harmful. While the authors encourage care for young people’s mental health, media presentations of this stereotype often encourage prejudice that may result in bullying or violence.

My Life of Suicide

Ray Jennings knew he needed to end it. But that was only the beginning.

I Used to Hurt Myself to Feel Better

Brian Cuban explains the complex dynamic of self-harm to break through the shame.

When Helping Others Hurts You

Helping others can be wonderfully rewarding. But when you take on their anxiety, you’re damaging yourself. Here are 5 red flags to watch out for.

Semicolon: Because Everyone’s Story Matters

This post is dedicated to those young people who are suicidal, depressed, have anxiety or a broken heart. This post is dedicated to those youth leaders, teachers, and mentors who need to be reminded that you can make a difference!

The Lawes Report: Depression (video and transcript)

Andrew Lawes explains how depression affected him, his advice on how to love someone with the illness and how the focus of mental health support needs to change.

A Teen’s Plea: Stop Ignoring Boys’ Self-Harming Behaviors

A young man’s cry for help for boys who self-harm.

5 Ways To Help Someone Who Self-Harms

Self-Harm is so hard to understand, which makes offering support difficult. Andrew Lawes has some advice for anyone affected.

Is It Okay to Not Be Okay?

Kevin Keen’s friend has voluntarily committed herself to a mental institution for severe depression and self-harm and wonders what it means to be normal.

Thoughts of Depression, Self-Harm, and Suicide

Suicidal people are often called selfish or cowardly, but how often are they called exhausted or terrified? Andrew Lawes shares his story.

“Degrading other people’s moral character because they don’t hit the gym 6 days a week and leave/breathe/eat fitness is just plain sad.”

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The 6 Most Shockingly Irresponsible “Fitspiration” Photos

A fitness expert talks about six images that do more harm than good.

Anchored to Abuse: The Journey from Statistic to Survivor

Nannette Ricaforte shows how domestic violence can use fear and hope as magnets.

“One of the problems with cutting is that it can spiral out of control.”

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I Became an Escort

Felicity Hodgman treated affairs like a drug, and men as disposable.

Understanding Self-Harm

Andrew Lawes explains how ‘self-harm isn’t about dying. Self-harm is about living.’