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  • in reply to: Finding The Balance #2155
    SaraSara
    Participant

    I totally get where you’re coming from. I love my new job but I have to make sure it doesn’t interfere with my Dr. appointments that keep me healthy; which is so important in order to do my job. My boss is really understanding and knows that I will work and do my job as well as take care of myself. It’s all about balance, something obviously easier said than done.

    in reply to: Finding The Balance #2156
    Sam B.Sam B.
    Participant

    I used to nanny for 3 kids and worked way too much. I was so overwhelmed and kinda afraid to talk to the parents because I really did like working for them, but it was just too much. The money as great, but there was NO balance.

    in reply to: Social Stuff #2159
    SaraSara
    Participant

    This is so so great to see. The feature makes sure that someone reaches out to make sure everything is alright after a concerning post has been put up. Suicide prevention is so important and so great to see Facebook is recognizing that.


    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/02/25/facebook-suicide-prevention_n_6754106.html?ncid=fcbklnkushpmg00000063

    in reply to: Announcements #2182
    RaiRai
    Keymaster

    Our sexuality should be the least of our worries and should be one of the last things that others should be concerned about. However, instead of allowing others to like and love who they prefer, we face issues and people that refuse to accept, understand, and respect our very own proclivities.Because of this inability to accept others’ differences in preference, conflict arises and we see a huge disparity between the heterosexual, homosexual and bisexual communities.

    Of those communities, Bisexual individuals tend to report consistently higher levels of depression, suicidality, anxiety, and other mood disorders. Throughout this entire month, we will explore those very health disparities and will help to spread awareness.

    Instead of entertaining the negativity, we, along with thousands of other advocates, will spark positive national conversation.

    Join us, everyone is welcome. Share a story, experience, and spread the word.

    Check out https://bihealthmonth.wordpress.com/2015-campaign/ and get all the info you need to share on your personal accounts.

    in reply to: Facebook Adds new Feature for Suicide Prevention #2185
    Vee RuizVee Ruiz
    Participant

    It’s about time that they put that feature into facebook! I have seen so many of my facebook friends reach out for help. I’ve read posts suggesting that they were going to harm themselves and I didnt know what to do. I just read the threads on the post to make sure someone said something positive and sent a personal message to those people. All of them seemed to have gotten better since then and i am actually really happy that they posted something to their pages. Obviously they needed someone to speak with. But facebook is doing a great job with this… holding people accountable for what they put on the internet and making sure to help them out when needed.

    in reply to: Announcements #2187
    RaiRai
    Keymaster

    CONNECTICUT

    On Thursday hundreds of students will converge on 50+ college reps, scholarship reps, and organizations in the first-ever LGBTQ-friendly Online College Fair, sponsored by Toyota! Have college on your mind? Awesome! We’re here to tell you there’s a one-stop shop for all of your college questions, the online college fair!

    Here’s what you need to know:

    Who can attend the college fair?
    The fair is open to anyone interested in LGBTQ-friendly colleges.

    What exactly is going on during the fair?•Browse over 50 college, scholarship and organizational booths with information and discussion boards to get your questions answered.
    •Chat one-on-one with reps in each booth for individualized info!
    •Join three live Twitter chats going on throughout the afternoon.

    When is this all going down?
    Thursday, March 19, 2015
    9am – 9pm EST — All booths are open to browse
    1:30-6pm EST — Reps available for in each booth for one-on-one chat guidance.
    1:30-6pm EST — Twitter chat.

    Did someone say Twitter chats?
    Yes! Tune in and participate live by following the hashtag #LGBTQcollege411.
    •Finding a LGBTQ-Friendly Campus: What Makes a Campus LGBTQ-Friendly? (2-3pm EST)
    •How do I Pay for College?: Scholarships, Financial Assistance & Resources (3:30-4:30pm EST)
    •College Prep: Tips & Advice for Going to College & the First Year on Campus (5-6pm EST)

    Where is the fair taking place? Online! The easiest way to get there is by going to GLSEN.org/collegefair. It’ll take you straight to the fair’s entrance where the booths await!

    How much does it cost? FREE!! Even better, students who register and attend have a chance to win awesome prizes!

    What are you waiting for? Register now! –>

    https://app.brazenconnect.com/events/campus-pride#!eventLanding;eventCode=campus-pride

    in reply to: Bisexual Health Awareness Month 2015 #2188
    RaiRai
    Keymaster

    CONNECTICUT

    On Thursday hundreds of students will converge on 50+ college reps, scholarship reps, and organizations in the first-ever LGBTQ-friendly Online College Fair, sponsored by Toyota! Have college on your mind? Awesome! We’re here to tell you there’s a one-stop shop for all of your college questions, the online college fair!

    Here’s what you need to know:

    Who can attend the college fair?
    The fair is open to anyone interested in LGBTQ-friendly colleges.

    What exactly is going on during the fair?•Browse over 50 college, scholarship and organizational booths with information and discussion boards to get your questions answered.
    •Chat one-on-one with reps in each booth for individualized info!
    •Join three live Twitter chats going on throughout the afternoon.

    When is this all going down?
    Thursday, March 19, 2015
    9am – 9pm EST — All booths are open to browse
    1:30-6pm EST — Reps available for in each booth for one-on-one chat guidance.
    1:30-6pm EST — Twitter chat.

    Did someone say Twitter chats?
    Yes! Tune in and participate live by following the hashtag #LGBTQcollege411.
    •Finding a LGBTQ-Friendly Campus: What Makes a Campus LGBTQ-Friendly? (2-3pm EST)
    •How do I Pay for College?: Scholarships, Financial Assistance & Resources (3:30-4:30pm EST)
    •College Prep: Tips & Advice for Going to College & the First Year on Campus (5-6pm EST)

    Where is the fair taking place? Online! The easiest way to get there is by going to GLSEN.org/collegefair. It’ll take you straight to the fair’s entrance where the booths await!

    How much does it cost? FREE!! Even better, students who register and attend have a chance to win awesome prizes!

    What are you waiting for? Register now! –>

    https://app.brazenconnect.com/events/campus-pride#!eventLanding;eventCode=campus-pride

    in reply to: Announcements #2189
    RaiRai
    Keymaster

    You are cordially invited to a screening of The Homestretch, a documentary film by Anne De Mare and Kristen Kelly.The Homestretch offers probing, fascinating new insight into the experience of youth homelessness!

    Please join us and the co-chairs of the General Assembly’s Appropriations Committee, state Sen. Beth Bye (D-West Hartford) and state Rep. Toni Walker (D-New Haven) and Appropriations Committee vice chair state Rep. Robyn Porter (D-New Haven, Hamden) on April 9 for a screening of The Homestretch documentary followed by a panel of youth discussing their experiences with homelessness.

    The event will take place on Thursday, April 9th at the Lyceum in Hartford, 227 Lawrence Street from 5:30-7:30 pm. The event offers complimentary parking and light refreshment. An invitation flyer can be viewed here.

    To register, please click here -> https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-homestretch-tickets-15919554817

    Please contact Carline Charmelus at 860-244-0066 ext. 312 or carline@pschousing.org for any questions or concerns.

    We encourage attendees to bring and donate necessities that can be distributed to youth experiencing homelessness. Here are some suggestions: hygiene products (male and female), individually packaged food items, hats, gloves, mittens, sweatshirts, sweatpants, socks, undergarments, bottled water, chapstick, sunscreen, umbrellas. Thank you!

    This event is hosted by the Reaching Home Campaign’s Homeless Youth Workgroup of Opening Doors-CT and made possible by generous funding of the Melville Charitable Trust.

    in reply to: School & Work #2190
    Vee RuizVee Ruiz
    Participant

    So I guess that you can say I am moderately shy.. I open up to people when i feel the need to or when I am most comfortable. When In public or around new people, and Im around a bunch of friends or fam, I feel most at ease so I’ll be slightly more open than I would be on my own so this helps me a lot. In school, I was not always concerned about being the best at anything. For the most part, it all came easy. I consider myself smart… by nature and in all of my years of schooling, i never really had to apply myself. I could do the bare minimum and get a good grade and I was fine with that. There wasn’t too much stress on getting the best or being the best at any one thing so I never felt like i had to be. As long I as passed or did what I had to do, everyone was happy and there weren’t any complaints. Then there came a time in my life where nothing was fairly easy anymore and that was in college. I was in a new environment with new people and I honestly felt so disconnected to everything. I didnt ask for help because I hate to ask for assistance with anything and I found myself struggling, always playing catch up. For the first time, I had to apply myself. I had to think more, had to put effort into showing up to class even when no one was forcing me to go. I wish someone was there to guide me and was there to help me out.. maybe like a big brother or mentor. People should really consider reaching out to the incoming freshmen and should not wait until they ask them for help. 8 times out of 10, they are scared to do it.. or shy.

    There should be more people trying to help kids transition from elementary to middle school, from high school to college… we need more mentors and peers going through the process. Does anyone know of any cool programs that help students transition or cope with being in college for the first time?

    in reply to: Coping With This Thing Called Life #2195
    RaiRai
    Keymaster

    Are you happy? If not, what are you going to do about it?

    in reply to: Question of the Day #2196
    AvatarP-RAW12
    Participant

    Yes I am happy. I’m happy because everything is going well for me and im getting good grades compared to last year.

    in reply to: Facebook Adds new Feature for Suicide Prevention #2202
    SaraSara
    Participant

    I know, I think the people at twitter should take note!!

    in reply to: Announcements #2204
    RaiRai
    Keymaster

    Healthy Minds Network is inviting all of you to a webinar series on mental health!

    Webinar, Tuesday, March 31, 2015, 3:00pm—4:00pm: Interventions to Promote Healthy Sleeping Habits in College Populations

    The webinar hosted by the Healthy Minds Network will feature Mickey Trockel, MD, Stanford University, who has developed an online, CBT-based intervention to address sleep disturbances and promote healthy sleep habits. For more information and to register, visit: http://www.healthymindsnetwork.org/events/webinar-series

    in reply to: Coping With This Thing Called Life #2206
    LauratLaurat
    Participant

    Lately there has been a lot of talk about the airplane crash by the German Airliner into the French Alps this past week killing everyone on board. However they are linking this violent act with mental illness, not helping that already strong stigma on mental illness. Check out this interesting article on the stigma related to the airplane crash.
    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/03/27/andreas-lubitz-mental-health-germanwings_n_6956578.html

    in reply to: Announcements #2207
    SaraSara
    Participant

    Today is World Bipolar Day (WBD)! Each year, WBD will be celebrated on March 30, the birthday of Vincent Van Gogh, who was posthumously diagnosed as probably having bipolar disorder. Bringing awareness to Bipolar Disorder and to end the stigma. Dispelling myths, teaching the signs and symptoms, sharing resources, and pointing out healthy living techniques will be imparted for all to use. WBD is not about “them,” it’s for everyone. We all know someone.

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