We at the You Matter! box wish to create a community of empowered young people; a community of people who are encouraged and inspired to live life to the fullest. There are so many hurting young people who are struggling to just find their place. The You Matter! box is something to remind them that they have a place, that they are important, they are loved, and they matter. We are on a mission of change to rewire young brains toward positivity through our activities. The items in the box complement the therapeutic activities.
If you would like us to bring the You Matter! Campaign to your school, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We can speak on bullying, self-esteem, body image, or a subject tailored to the need of your school.
I’m not sure who these emails go to, but, I just wanted the people involved in this campaign to know that they’re helping.
I’m 18 years old, and I’ve been struggling with mental health issues for many years now.
Things lately haven’t been great, and I seriously was considering ending my life. The thoughts still haven’t gone away, but the urgency to do it has subsided.
I came home from work, I felt awful, and I just wanted today to be my last.
But I walked in the house and my mom yells from the office that there’s something on the table for me.
She didn’t tell me she was doing this, so I was pretty surprised. I hadn’t even opened the box yet and already I was feeling so many emotions. As I went through the box I just started crying. I had been feeling so extremely low. And I was faced with so many positive and uplifting things.
I just thought you all should know that you are doing something so great. And I’m so thankful for it.
It honestly helped me so much.
I’m still struggling.
But I’ve been able to hold on a bit longer.
So thank you.
- Taylor age 18