MENTALHEALTH

2020 has tested us all… But we made it through!

Life is constantly throwing new curveballs at us, and sometimes, we have it under control. We take a deep breath, dust our shoulders off, and can move on. Other times, it can be hard to know how to cope if we feel like we’re in a rut or if we feel stuck, hopeless, or alone, or if we just don’t have the supports and tools we need to bounce back.  

When you feel different from the people around you, it can be extra hard to feel like you belong. The outside world doesn’t always embrace our differences as it should, whether that be because our bodies, minds, gender expressions, sexual orientations, races, or religions don’t fit the mold. We’re here to tell you that you DO belong. There’s 7 billion people in this world, and there are people who are like you, who are going through similar things, who can relate with you – it's just about looking in the right places, getting connected with those communities, having supportive friends by your side, and having other resources to help you through tough times.

THOU SHALT LOVE THYSELF

Oftentimes, we’re our own worst critic. Judging ourselves and our feelings is a bad habit that doesn’t actually help us and can even be harmful. It’s not always easy, but it’s important to try to cut yourself some slack and show yourself the love and compassion you deserve! Give yourself a little grace, everyday! The world needs each of us in all our differences and quirks. No matter what part of yourself you’re judging, we can grow to accept and celebrate these parts of our identity.

STORIES STORIES STORIES

Through sharing stories of different people’s mental health journeys, we at Sexfluent hope to give you the space to process your feelings, learn how to cope, and begin the process of healing.

Mental Health stories are coming soon! In the meantime, check out our other stories in the gallery!
While we’re working on bringing you the best content ever, check out these awesome resources in the meantime:
  • If you’re in crisis and want to speak to someone, check out Kids Help Phone. (PS. You don’t need to be a “kid,” Kids Help Phone services people up to 25 years-old).
  • If you’re looking for mental health resources, head on over to Jack.org.
  •  If you identify as LGBTQ+ and are looking for support, we recommend Egale Canada.
  •  If you identify as Indigenous and are looking for hope and role models, We Matter is a great resource!