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Kids' Mental Health Tools For Suicide Help, Coping Skills, And Professional Support

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Apps, sites, and text hotlines help kids cope with mental health issues from cyberbullying to suicide.

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When Mental Illness Hurts Too Much To Talk About 

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I have a mental illness. I am mentally ill. I can barely bring myself to say the words. I have not uttered the phrase “I am mentally ill” out loud.

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Voice Lessons: Why I Speak Without Raising My Hand

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Our noises are more than just vibrations; our soundings help constitute our presence in the world. Listen to me: what I have to say right now matters.

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When Gender Dysphoria Triggers Self-Harm

Gender dysphoria can lead to overwhelming major depression and anxiety. Image: Thinkstock.

Trans people struggle with disproportionate levels of anxiety, depression, and other mental health challenges. This is because we don’t identify with the genders we’ve been assigned based on what our bodies look like, and because we can’t reconcile our true selves with the gender roles that are imposed upon us. This often leads to self-harm.

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What 'Depression' Actually Means (Because Some Of You Don't Know)

Believe me when I say that I know depression.

[CN: suicidal thoughts, self-harm] Why is it OK to minimize the symptoms of a serious, debilitating, chronic condition with no cure just because it’s mental, not physical?

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What 'Depression' Actually Means (Because Some Of You Don't Know)

Believe me when I say that I know depression.

[CN: suicidal thoughts, self-harm] Why is it OK to minimize the symptoms of a serious, debilitating, chronic condition with no cure just because it’s mental, not physical?

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How Tattoos Helped Me Recover From Self-Injury

My tattoos have become a protective buffer against self-injury and an important step in refashioning my journey toward wellness. Image: Thinkstock.

[CN: cutting, dissociation, auditory hallucinations] I struggle with the need to have physical, visible proof of my inner world. That’s when I realized tattoos can replace my scars. I can reinterpret what my scars stand for and transform them into something beautiful, something worth remembering.

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The Dark Side Of Instagram: Bonded In Blood And Hashtags

Bonded in blood and hashtags.

There are thousands of photos, on Instagram alone, of bleeding wrists, razor blades, scars, and quotes about death. The captions read: “beautiful,” “the blade’s my best friend,” and “please don’t report me, I am such a failure.”

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