Confidence and Self-Esteem

I always viewed confidence as a quality I strived to attain, yet I also viewed it as a quality that would be hard to maintain. My self-esteem can be so up and down sometimes. I’ll have one day where I feel like I can take on the world, and the next day I’ll just feel so down and doubtful about my capabilities. It is like a game of tug of war happening daily in my mind. 

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One Year Ago, Today

I woke up last week checking Snapchat with the Memories notification. “Memories last year” caught my interest. It was a video of my friends dying my hair purple. The bittersweet feeling of small anniversaries, either from happy experiences or a traumatic event, has moved me along my path of growth. Often, out of nostalgia, I’ll try to find something throughout the day that reminds me of that moment or listen to a playlist from that time. Our memories make us who we are, and when the one-year mark comes, we’ll notice the ways we’ve grown.

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Roundtables #35 — September is Suicide Prevention Month! Reflect on what you’ve learned about mental health and suicide prevention. Share how you will support others’ mental health, and your own, to continue advocating beyond this month.

Jennifer Vu: As September comes to a close, it’s important for all of us to know how suicide prevention can go a long way when it comes to our mental health and others’ as well. This tragedy affects many people of the world, and we must dive into ways we can support those who are affected to advocate for suicide prevention, even beyond September. 

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Roundtables #27 – If you could look at the timeline of your mental health journey from a bird’s eye view, what would it look like? How does this perspective help you?

Caleb Izaguirre: Like my fellow team members, there isn’t a defined bird’s eye view of my mental health journey. The journey also hasn’t been linear as it has been either a cause of effect for a variety of moments in my life.

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Spotlight: Abigayle Peterson & The Stories Within Magnify’s Code

Magnify Wellness was coded using a JavaScript library called React, but there is another language embedded into the story that Magnify Wellness’s code portrays. It is a familiar language, which conveys the challenging story of learning how to best use our gifts through the experiences we gain. Abigayle’s story is one that reminds us that we share the language of pain, ache and loneliness, though we may experience it differently. Her story reminds us that we can grow, learn and make profound leaps in a plentiful direction while keeping our experiences in our back pocket. 

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