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Low Self Esteem

Self-esteem is used to describe a person's overall sense of self-worth or personal value. In other words, how much we like and appreciate ourselves. Research shows that self-esteem develops during adolescence and young adulthood. Developing a strong and positive sense of self can protect against mental health problems and help people lead healthy and positive lives. Low self-esteem is a common problem in adolescence as youth struggle with emerging identity, stress, and the complexities of academics and personal relationships.

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Billie Eilish opens up about her personal connection to mental health

Emotions! Making Sense of Your Feelings will help you understand your emotions and gain powerful insight into who you are, how you appear to others, and what you can be. While your emotional life may feel tumultuous, your emotions are priceless. It’s time to figure just what your emotions are telling you!

Trevor Moawad on how he helps athletes like Russel Wilson and U.S. Special Operations Forces focus their thinking.

Therapeutic quotes and quick inspo with cute images and sayings.

The Self-Compassion Workbook for Teens offers valuable tools based in mindfulness and self-compassion to help you overcome self-judgment and self-criticism, cultivate compassion toward yourself and others, and embrace who you really are.

Sydney, a young black female ballerina talks openly about mental health, body image, and her identity on her instagram page.

A workbook that gives a skills-based approach to managing all feelings life sends your way.

Q&A website focused on a variety of questions about mental health, teen life, and pretty much everything else.

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Billie Eilish On Mental Health & Friendship | Ad Council

Ad Council

Billie Eilish opens up about her personal connection to mental health

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Emotions!: Making Sense of Your Feelings

Mary C. Lamia

Emotions! Making Sense of Your Feelings will help you understand your emotions and gain powerful insight into who you are, how you appear to others, and what you can be. While your emotional life may feel tumultuous, your emotions are priceless. It’s time to figure just what your emotions are telling you!

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Interview with Trevor Moawad: The Man Responsible for Russell Wilson’s Mental Conditioning

Jackie Cooperman | Worth Media

Trevor Moawad on how he helps athletes like Russel Wilson and U.S. Special Operations Forces focus their thinking.

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@sitwithwhit

Whitney Goodman

Therapeutic quotes and quick inspo with cute images and sayings.

Book

Self-Compassion Workbook for Teens

Karen Bluth

The Self-Compassion Workbook for Teens offers valuable tools based in mindfulness and self-compassion to help you overcome self-judgment and self-criticism, cultivate compassion toward yourself and others, and embrace who you really are.

Influencer

@theblackswandiaries

Sydney Magruder Washington

Sydney, a young black female ballerina talks openly about mental health, body image, and her identity on her instagram page.

Book

Don't Let Your Emotions Run Your Life for Teens

Sheri Van Dijk

A workbook that gives a skills-based approach to managing all feelings life sends your way.

Website

Q&A for Emotional Health

goaskalice.columbia.edu

Q&A website focused on a variety of questions about mental health, teen life, and pretty much everything else.