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Who Am I?
NOTE: If you are in need of help now, we have provided many resources for you.
“Who am I?” is about establishing a sense of self-identity and purpose, both now and in the future. Life is a process of continual evolution, so it is important to understand what is going on inside of you and accept yourself as the perfect being you are. It is also important to know and understand that you are worthy of love as you are, and that you are already enough. This page contains resources that help you learn more about your identity and purpose. Additionally, there are resources for developing mindfulness. Mindfulness is about being fully present in the moment.
- “There is no need to struggle to be better. All I need to do is love myself more today than yesterday and treat myself as someone who is deeply loved.” – Louise Hay
- "When you know and respect your Inner Nature, you know where you belong. You also know where you don’t belong.” – Benjamin Hoff
- "I think a lot of self-identity and inner-personal development is hampered by consumerism and capitalism because we see ourselves as a reflection of the TV. rather than as a reflection of the people who are around us. truly.”– Aloe Blacc
Identity & Purpose
Health, Meditation, and Yoga
Healthy minds and healthy bodies are important aspects of self-identity. Following are videos of a few yoga, meditation, and mindfulness activities that you can use to develop in these areas.
This is Normal
This is Normal: A Podcast About Youth Mental Health is a podcast where young people talk about their own mental health challenges and how they got through them. When we share our stories, we can all feel a little less alone.
Identity and Purpose
Born This Way Foundation
Born This Way Foundation is committed to supporting the wellness of young people and empowering them to create a kinder and braver world. They achieve this by shining a light on real people, quality research, and authentic partnerships. They also have an active blog, extensive resource list, and hotlines to call in the event of a crisis.
The Trevor Project
The Trevor Project provides crisis support through its accredited, free, and confidential phone, instant message, and text messaging crisis intervention services. Focusing on suicide prevention, The Trevor Project offers the largest safe social networking community for LGBTQ youth and resources for youth and adults. The Trevor Lifeline is available 24/7 at 1-866-488-7386, or connect through text or chat.
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.
Mindfulness for Teens
Mindfulness for Teens: This website has resources to help teens use mindfulness to handle stress and includes apps to practice meditation and guided mediation recordings
Girlshealth.gov: Got questions about your body or your period? Confused about dating or friendships? We have clear, fun, and reliable info on these topics and many more. We are here to help you... Be healthy. Be happy. Be you. Beautiful.