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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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God and Depression

by Nicole | Jul 25th

I think my biggest issue right now is reconciling my faith in God with my deep and long fight with depression. Often, Christianity seems to create this false dichotomy: you're either a good Christian with no struggles or a non-Christian with many. My church recognizes that bad things happen in the lives of everyone, but they seem to think that a prayer and a scripture reading should eliminate the need to "struggle" with the bad in life. However, in my opinion, if it truly is a struggle--meaning,...

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the impossible connection

by Elaine Fair | May 22nd

Above, shades of bright amber, To ignite the soul Below, navy swirling with magenta, turning skin to ice Passion, brewing in her gut, wishing to burst out fear, freezing her mind, grinding thoughts to a halt Pain, felt from stagnation, felt from numbness joy, gained from dedication, earned from sacrifice life, a coin of good and bad, landing how it pleases life, a mix of love and hate, in an impossible connection

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Nasea and anxiety

by dbar_23 | May 19th

I have pretty bad anxiety and depression. I've noticed for a few years I get terrible nasea spells can anyone relate to this? And any tips you have for helping the nasea please let me know I'm desperate at this point as it is ruining me an individual. I'm emetophobic which means I have a fear of throwing up so having that issue on top of dealing with this symptom from anxiety is making me just go crazy.  It's making me not go out with friends and spend much needed time with family. ...

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Relationships and anxiety

by dbar_23 | May 11th

I feel its so hard to be in a relationship and have anxiety and depression. I either constantly feel to anxious to deal with my partner or I feel like she isnt understanding me and it makes me angry. Angry at the world in fact. Which is sad that just because she cant understand what im going through i get mad. Weve been together a year and a half and I think my anxiety is starting to put a barrier on my relationship. Anxiety does some pretty terrible things to me, it makes me feel like im not ...

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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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Bipolar Disorder

by Jon

Support group for those diagnosed with bipolar disorder.  An easy place to chat and discuss the signs and symptoms of bipolar disorder, engage with other members to combat the feeling of isolation, and a place to laugh about the situations we've put ourselves in.  Friends and family members of those diagnosed with bipolar disorder (or manic-depressive/bipolar affective disorder) are also welcome.

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