Let’s get real for a moment. Life is stressful.
For some of us, the stresses of life can seem overwhelming, and it can take a real toll on our physical, mental and emotional health. No wonder things like depression and substance use have a significant impact on us. Sadly, the stress is so much for some of us that suicide has become the second leading cause of death for people between the ages of 10 and 34.
Also real talk: You are worthy and valid. You rock!
Too often we are made to feel ashamed or embarrassed to speak up about how we feel because of how others might react. Fear of judgement, stigma and discrimination prevent us from getting the help and support we need. That’s not ok!
The links below walk you through some common ways we experience stress in our lives. We want you to know that you are not alone in whatever you are experiencing, and there is always someone out there who understands and can offer support. You do not have to deal with your stress on your own. Together, we can find healthy ways to manage, cope and stay resilient when it comes to our wellness.
We hear this word all the time but sometimes we might forget that it can have a real impact on our wellness.
When it comes to our wellness, community can have both a positive and negative influence. Let’s talk about why community matters.
Each one of us will experience and understand home differently. When home is a source of stress, what do we do?
Families come in all forms, shapes, and sizes. Learning how to deal with stress from our family life is important to our mental wellness.
Having strong and healthy relationships with the people in our lives is important. What do healthy relationships look like in our life?
School can be a real challenge to our mental wellness but learning how to deal with the stress from school can make a real difference.