What I Wish I Had Known About Managing My Mental Health In College

What I Wish I Had Known About Managing My Mental Health In College

Meet our Public Relations Manager, Lauren Mackey, a student at the University of Florida who is eagerly pursuing the career of her dreams while advocating for social change and mental wellness. Today, she shares her top 6 tips for managing your mental health in college, through her own first hand experience, to gaining freedom from the overwhelming stress that previously loomed over her. She’s got a ton of great insight to share and you truly do not want to miss this. Read more to get to know Lauren and start your 2018-2019 school year off great with her exceptional advice!

The Mental Health Project

The Mental Health Project

Meet Courtney, an avid book lover and the author of the blog, Curly Book Owl, where she speaks openly about the many books she dives into. She believes in the importance of self-care and posts about it often on her blog. Today, she bravely shares her own personal struggles with self-worth and the importance that putting yourself first can be for overcoming even the toughest of days.

Mental Illness Does Not Discriminate: It Can Affect Any Body

Mental Illness Does Not Discriminate: It Can Affect Any Body

Meet Pari Kumar. Today, she serves on a team of interns for Superbands, eager to empower youth around the world to stay strong even amidst heavy times and the never-ending stressors of day to day life. In this post, Pari digs deep on her own personal struggles with an eating disorder, overcoming it, and the inspiring journey that brought her to Superbands with the passion to bring our mission to life.

A Message of Hope for Your Future

A Message of Hope for Your Future

Meet Sharon Powers, an incredible woman with an even more incredible mission with her work on InBetweenYears, aimed at bringing helpful perspective and resources to people who have a teenager in their life whom they care about. Being a teen is no easy feat, and they need people to look out for them. Sharon is passionate about helping teenagers because she adores their spirit, imagination, and resilience.  We are so lucky to have gotten a chance to connect with her and thankful that she took time to share her perspective on teen mental health and suicide, and provide insight on what adults (or even peers) can do for a teen going through difficult times. Through inspiration and encouragement, we at Team Superbands are confident that Sharon's piece is another great addition to our blog as a resource for not just September - Suicide Prevention Awareness Month - but for anyone to look back on at any time. 

The Hope Connection

The Hope Connection

Meet Carl Evans, Director of Programs and Operations at an amazing organization known as Hope For The Day. In this compelling blog post - originally shared from the HFTF blog, he shares a piece that he feels very strongly about which aligns perfectly with the mission of Superbands. 

He shares on the importance of music: "Songs can tether to our heart beyond the easily understood relationships of memory and scents or physical spaces. They can connect to us for those reasons but also something deeper, and intangible." 

Read more on the blog post! 

Beauty Queen Turned Suicide Prevention Advocate

Beauty Queen Turned Suicide Prevention Advocate

Meet 18-year-old Abbie Davis, reigning Miss Teen Ohio International. At her young age, she already wears a lot of hats: college student, a pageant queen, musical theater buff. But one additional hat she is proud to wear is a suicide advocate, bringing honor to a good friend and keeping his memory alive. 

Read more about Abbie's story and what inspired her to take on suicide prevention head first. We are honored to have her take time from her busy schedule to contribute to our blog to kick-off Suicide Prevention Awareness Month 2016. 

#SBMaybe

#SBMaybe

Introducing the Superbands Maybe You Should Hear This Campaign (aka, the Maybe Campaign), coming to you starting tomorrow, the start of September 2016. As Suicide Prevention Awareness Month begins, we hope that the lyrics submitted to us from other Superfans that we share on our social media brings you light, brings you encouragement, and most of all, brings you hope,