Mental Health

Good News & Ways To Do Good

The Behind-the-Scenes Story of @World_Record_Egg

When @world_record_egg dethroned Kylie Jenner as the account holder with the most-liked Instagram post, fans anxiously awaited to find out who was behind the account. Over the course of one suspenseful month, the account posted photos of the egg slowly cracking, and everyone what would happen next.
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Asking the Hard Questions Doesn’t Have To Be Scary — And It Could Save A Life

Over the last six years, Crisis Text Line has collected and analyzed the anonymized data which allows them to identify how to best help people in crisis. Here's what they've found...
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This Woman Staked Encouraging Signs in Yards Around Her Community — And Started a Global Movement

One weekend in 2017, Amy Wolff and her family anonymously staked uplifting "Don't Give Up" signs in yards in their small town. They had just learned of suicide rates in their town and wanted to find a way to encourage community members. Quickly, the signs started making a buzz.
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North Carolina Just Opened Their First Peer-Run Respite Center as an Alternative to Hospitalization for People in Mental Health Distress

A mental health agency in Charlotte run by people with lived experience opens North Carolina’s first peer-run respite center as an alternative to landing in the emergency room for mental health issues.
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This Speech Clinic (Literally) Helps Trans People Find Their Voice

Transgender people are at higher risk of experiencing violence, homelessness, and abuse, attributable to transmisogyny and transphobia in their communities. These risks increase exponentially at the intersection of race and gender.
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Female 'Firies' Are Fighting Flames and Stereotypes in Australia

Her mother, grandma, and sister-in-law all fight fires, and she expects her baby daughter will become a firefighter, too.
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10 Ways to Be Proactive In Your Self-Care Routine

Many people think the idea of self-care is reactive — that if we’re feeling overwhelmed by a bad day we should cancel all plans and just eat ice cream. “Treat yo self!” says Aziz Ansari’s Tom Haverford of NBC’s hit comedy show “Parks & Recreation.” But the best self-care is proactive.
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Four Ways to Support a Friend When They Come Out to You

While we’re hopeful for a day when “coming out” isn’t even a thing that happens — until then we want to be as supportive as we can be to those who do. These are a few ways you can support a friend, family member, or anyone who comes out to you...
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What Do You Wish More People Understood About the LGBTQ+ Community?

And other questions for a few of our favorite LGBTQ+ activists, influencers, and educators
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This Social Worker Is Using Sports and Streetwear to Reach People

Social worker Liz Beecroft has created a way to combine her two passions — streetwear and mental health — to serve people who might not otherwise seek help.
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