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.
Ray Jennings knew he needed to end it. But that was only the beginning.
Brian Cuban explains the complex dynamic of self-harm to break through the shame.
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.
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!
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 young man’s cry for help for boys who self-harm.
Self-Harm is so hard to understand, which makes offering support difficult. Andrew Lawes has some advice for anyone affected.
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.
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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A fitness expert talks about six images that do more harm than good.
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