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TeenHelp August 10th 2016 01:40 AM
Delivering a eulogy By Cassie (Cassado) Eulogies are meant to honor the deceased while giving comfort and closure to their loved ones. While being asked to deliver a eulogy is an honor, it can feel overwhelming for many people. Some people don't like public speaking, while others fear struggling with their emotions while speaking. This article will discuss a few tips to help you give a eulogy. Practice as much as you feel you're able to. If you can, stand up while practicing...
TeenHelp August 10th 2016 01:38 AM
Still Alice by Lisa Genova By Jenna (~Abibliophobe~) Still Alice is a novel about a woman (Alice) who is diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer’s disease. Over the course of the novel we see the character's memory and self awareness deteriorate due to the disease. The story is told from Alice’s point of view and it clearly depicts the deterioration that occurs due to Alzheimer’s disease. In the beginning of the novel we learn about how accomplished Alice is in her...
TeenHelp August 10th 2016 01:37 AM
Self-harm first aid kit By Cassie (Cassado) Note: This article does not encourage self-harm in any way. It is a resource that makes suggestions on what you can use to help you take care of your body if you do self-harm. The following information is not professional advice and should not be used to replace professional medical attention. Many people struggle with self-harm, but not as many take care of their injuries. People are often scared to seek help, or are unable to seek ...
TeenHelp July 12th 2016 09:08 PM
Recycling crayons By Cassie (Cassado) Crayons are popular with people of all ages. Children, teens, and adults use them for coloring books, canvases, and projects of all kinds. The possibilities and color combinations are endless. Crayons can be fragile and easily broken if you grip them too hard when you’re lost in the creative process. Broken crayons are often unused and put in the trashcan or discarded in a junk drawer. However, crayons can be reused to add even more color or...
TeenHelp July 12th 2016 09:05 PM
Effective ways to organize rooms By Chantal (Atropos) We all have moments when we realize our home isn't very organized or it's very cluttered. It's important to have an organized space to work and live in, as having a cluttered and messy space can affect how we see things and can reduce our motivation. Here are a few tips and tricks for each room to keep them clutter free and organized. Living room: Have a book shelf or CD rack to place your favourite movies and CDs so you have...
TeenHelp July 12th 2016 09:03 PM
The Basics of Intersexism By Nicole (eumoirous) The Intersex Society of North America defines intersexism as “a general term used for a variety of conditions in which a person is born with a reproductive or sexual anatomy that doesn’t seem to fit the typical definitions of female or male.” Typically, intersex individuals are born with ambiguous genitalia, however they can also appear a certain sex on the outside, but have the opposite sex’s anatomy on the inside. They are usually...
TeenHelp June 3rd 2016 06:10 AM
Facing your abuser By Cassie (Cassado) Whether you're expecting to or not, facing your abuser can bring up a lot of difficult feelings and memories. Feelings such as anxiety, anger, or numbness may arise. Intense self-destructive urges or past memories can resurface, even if you thought you had already worked through them. This article is going to discuss how to handle running into your abuser, or how to cope with seeing them on a regular basis. It's a small world and many people...
TeenHelp June 3rd 2016 06:07 AM
EMDR therapy By Cassie (Cassado) EMDR, or Eye Movement Desensitizing Reprocessing therapy, was invented in the 1990s by Dr. Francine Shapiro after she realized side to side eye movements helped reduce the intensity of unpleasant events. It is most commonly used for (C)PTSD, addictions, and other anxieties. It is not widely known but it is increasing in popularity. During EMDR, a professional will ask you to focus on a painful or traumatic memory while you move your eyes from side...
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TeenHelp May 5th 2016 08:37 PM
This article has been labeled as triggering, particularly on the subject of rape or abuse. The contents of this article might therefore not be suitable for certain sensitive users. Please take this into consideration before continuing to read. Sexual self-harm By Cassie (Cassado) Self-harm is anything you do with the intention of harming yourself. Some common forms of self-harm include scratching, cutting, burning, or bruising. Sexual self-harm is just as common, but it is not...
TeenHelp May 5th 2016 08:30 PM
The basics of going gluten free By Nicole (eumoirous) The Celiac Disease Foundation notes that only about 1% of people have celiac disease, which is an autoimmune disease that causes damage to the small intestine when gluten is consumed. Gluten is a protein found in wheat, rye, and barley. Because of this, people with celiac disease abstain from consuming gluten in order to stay healthy. The Celiac Disease Foundation also notes that roughly 18 million Americans have some form of a gluten...
TeenHelp May 5th 2016 08:27 PM
How to make a rice sock/sack By Chantal (Atropos) We can be green and friendly to the earth by reusing items we already have and turning them into something useful for ourselves. This craft will keep you occupied and allow you to recycle items you already have to make something that can have a variety of health benefits for yourself or others. What is a rice sock or sack? There are many benefits to making a rice sock or sack. Reusing items from your home is one of the many great...
TeenHelp May 5th 2016 08:19 PM
CPTSD and PTSD By Cassie (Cassado) Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, or PTSD, is a mental health condition that develops from witnessing or experiencing a dangerous or life threatening event. PTSD can occur quickly after an event, or it can take a few months to appear but it almost always develops six months after the traumatizing event. It can be caused by abuse, car accidents, natural disasters, military duties, sudden loss and grieving, or anything that can be traumatic to someone. A lot...
TeenHelp April 3rd 2016 05:36 PM
How to make a stress ball By Cassie (Cassado) Stress balls are a great tool to fidget with when you feel anxious or overwhelmed. They can be used when you're studying for exams or trying to keep your hands busy to prevent self-destructive behaviors. With just a few household objects, you can make your own. Materials needed: Balloons (water balloons are not suitable) Flour or uncooked rice A funnel
TeenHelp April 3rd 2016 05:34 PM
Brought up by alcohol By Anonymous Since about the age of eight years old I have watched my dad drink. He would have a can of beer whilst playing a game with us while my mum cooked dinner, and that would be the norm for a Sunday night. It never really bothered me that much when I was younger as alcohol has always been in this house and always will be. During the day he is sober, holding down a job from nine to six in an office. He's not the stereotypical ...
TeenHelp April 3rd 2016 05:32 PM
What to do if you become pregnant By Nicole (eumoirous) Discovering that you are pregnant can be a very scary and overwhelming experience. Many questions may arise and it can be difficult to know which ones to deal with right away. Who do you tell first? What are your options? What will your parents think? The best thing to do is break this up into steps and tackle one thing at a time. Most importantly, remember that no matter what you decide, there are always avenues of support and you...

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