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The Person in the Mirror
NOTE: If you are in need of help now, we have provided many resources for you.
Closely related to the “Who am I?” category, The Person in the Mirror is about developing a positive self-image, realizing your unique individuality, and doing the things you can to be the best possible version of yourself.
It is often said that you are your own worst critic. When you look at yourself and think about you as a person, it is important to remember that you are worthy of self-love, self-compassion, and self-care. To recognize this, it helps to be mindful of your body, mind, and surroundings. Following are some activities you can use to practice being mindful.
- “To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.” - Ralph Waldo Emerson
- “Not everyone thinks the way you think, knows the things you know, believes the things you believe, nor acts the way you would act, Remember this and you will go a long way in getting along with people.” - Arthur Forman
- “Work on being in love with the person in the mirror, who has been through so much but is still standing.” - Anonymous
- “Look in the mirror. You are now looking at the person responsible for your happiness.” - Charles Orlando
- “People and situations will come and go in life, but the person in the mirror will be there forever. So be good and loving to vourself.” - Anonymous
- “Look in the mirror. That’s your competition.” - Anonymous
Self-Esteem and Self-Image
Dealing With Depression
Dealing with Depression is meant for teens who have been coping with a depressed mood. This resource teaches a set of skills that teens can apply to their own life to overcome depression. It is meant to provide teens and concerned adults with accurate information about depression.
Half of Us
Half of Us, mtvU, and The Jed Foundation aim to initiate a public dialogue to raise awareness about the prevalence of mental health issues and connect students to the appropriate resources to get help. The goal is to provide information about mental health and help teens and young adults find needed resources. The website also hosts interviews with celebrities who have struggles with substance abuse and mental health issues.
Mind Matters Minutes
Mind Matters Minutes provide teachers and direct service providers with short video practices from the Mind Matters curriculum that can easily be shared with young people. Each practice presents a skill to reduce reactivity and build resilience. The videos are ready-to-go, reducing extra work.
Strength of US
Strength of US is an online community developed by NAMI and young adults. It’s designed to inspire young adults impacted by mental health issues to think positive, stay strong and achieve their goals through peer support and resource sharing.