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"StrengthofUs is an online community designed to empower young adults."

StrengthofUs 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. You must create a free account and log in to the site to see all the content available to logged-in users only, including stuff posted by other young adult users. Read more...

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I invite you all to my journey

by jessica | Apr 13th

Hi there! My name is Jessica and I have decided that I am ready to share my story. I'm ready for a new life. I want to be happy. And I want to help others just like me. I also know there are others out there like me and I want to meet you, share with me your story and all the things that help you in your daily life. I have started a blog on tumblr to document my journey and I invite you to come read my first post and pass it along. I'm ready to make a difference in my life and hopefully in ...

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Vent This: Depression

by meggonsalves | Mar 4th

Hey, guys!  I asked you what you would like to discuss most and it seems like depression is the winner. Any time this week, post a comment below about depression. You can write about personal experiences, stories, statistics, what's concerning to you, or what we can do to lessen the burden of depression!  Remember, this is an open and safe place where your opinions are valued and will not be criticized. So, speak up and tell us what you think!

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Make your Valentines Day a Great One

by meggonsalves | Feb 14th

Valentines Day is a day typically characterized by stuffed bears, boxes of chocolate, the color red, and, of course, a significant other. The pressure is on. What are you going to get her? Will he like this? Are you dating anyone? The questions never cease to end and the stress builds until we can no longer stand it. As a result, we often feel beat down and bitter. How can a holiday about love make us experience so much dread? We then find ourselves coming down with a bad case of the holiday ...

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The Lessons I learned from The Center Cannot Hold: My Journey Through Madness

by meggonsalves | Jan 31st

As we grapple with our problems and illnesses on a day-to-day basis, we often question whether or not we are alone in the world. Do other people have the same problems as me? Who can I tell my story to?  Will anybody listen? Does anyone really understand? As I have found through experience, books can be the best of friends and the most patient of listeners. They enable us to enter new worlds, and most importantly, teach us valuable lessons that we wouldn’t have learned on ...

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Relationships

by SofU Admin

Having loving, supportive relationships is important in life. They increase our enjoyment of life and help us feel connected. Relationships can also help reduce stress and improve our physical and mental health. Having good, positive relationships is especially helpful when we have a bad day, week, month or even year. They can prove to be a life line in difficult times. Needless to say, relationships are a great source of comfort, support and reasons to feel good about ourselves, regardless of what is going on. Use this discussion group and its resources to learn more about making and keeping friends, dating and establishing healthy, intimate relationships.  

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#ThinkPositive

by SofU Admin

This is the place to be to send and receive positive vibes! #ThinkPositive is a social media campaign created by us to inspire young adults experiencing mental health issues to stay strong and think positive. We hope the #ThinkPositive project reminds you that you are loved, there is hope and you are not alone in your struggles. We are in this together! Check out the Get Involved with the #ThinkPositive Project tip sheet to learn about the many ways you can get involved with this movement beyond StrengthofUs.org! We will be posting #ThinkPositive content here regularily so check back often, especially when you are in need of a smile. :) Feel free to also post your own positive content here. P.S. If you aren't logged in to this site, you cannot see the posts made by users in this group so please register and sign in to join the conversation!

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Vent This

by SofU Admin

Sometimes living with a mental health condition just sucks. Post here to vent and share any frustrations or challenges you're experiencing with other young adults who have been there and understand! As a friendly reminder, any content you post here should still abide by the Terms of Use and the Community Rules.

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