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Do I have Anxiety?

Hello beautiful girls, today we thought we would give you all a little more information about Anxiety! Anxiety is a word that is used so commonly these days, so at Standing Strong, we thought we would give you girls a little bit more information about what it is and how it presents itself in teens and adults What is Anxiety? Anxiety can be described as an UNCOMFORTABLE feeling, usually relating to an event or situation. This event or situation could either be something that is going to happen, something that has already happened or something that your mind has come up with all by itself (our imaginations getting ahead of us). At times our mind is very good at creating situations that may happen in

Confidence: How does it come so easy to some people?

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Hey girls! So Confidence…some people say that we are either born with it, or not… WELL that is most certainly not true! Confidence is something that is learned, it is practiced and it is something that comes a long with feeling good about yourself. Now how do we go about feeling good about ourselves, good enough to seem confident, well girls this may not happen over night, but it is possible to learn how to be confident! At Standing Strong we have put together some tips on how to become more and more confident: FAKE IT TIL YOU MAKE IT: Who has heard this one before? Girl’s it works! How, you may ask? Well, once we have gotten over the nerves related to walking around

What is Self-Harm?

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Hi beautiful girls, now we know the topic of self-harm can be a hard one to talk about and a bit confronting to bring up…BUT it is a topic you may hear about at school, at home or in other environments around other teens. Let’s cover the basics: What is Self-harm? Self-harm is described as people hurting their bodies on purpose. Common types of self harm are; Cutting (skin on thighs/arms/wrists), repetitive picking at wounds and scars, self-hitting, burning the skin, or overdosing on medication, drugs or other harmful substances DELIBERATELY. According to Headspace Australia around 10% of adolescents say they have self-harmed at least once. For some teens the self-harm may be a one-off behavior, but for others it may become a repetitive behavior

Self-Love is Not Selfish!

Hello beautiful girls! Do you sometimes feel like doing nice things or saying nice things to yourself is a bit out of the ordinary for you? Well you are not the only one. It is so normal for teen girls these days to compliment other people, go out of our way to do kind things for friends, but when it comes to treating ourselves or speaking to ourselves… well let’s be honest… it can be quite negative! Now this may have something to do with our lack of self-esteem or confidence, BUT these are definitely things we can change! Why do you think that is? Why do you think that we do not place high importance on our self-esteem?  Should we not be as kind

My Emotions Are Taking Over

Do you ever feel as though when you’re emotional (sad, lonely, anxious, angry or anything in between) it takes over your whole head and body? It is so common for teen girls, and anyone for that matter to feel overwhelmed with emotions at times…you are not alone! At times when our emotions become overwhelming, we may feel as though we don’t have control over what we say or even our actions. You may get this feeling of helplessness, or like you are outside of your body looking in on what you’re doing, but can’t do anything about it. We’ve put together some tips for you on how to deal with this overwhelming feeling: Remove yourself from any environment that may be making you feel these

R U OK?

Hello wonderful Standing Strong Families. Today is a very important day for  mental health awareness. R U OK Day empowers people to meaningfully connect with those around them and support anyone who may be struggling with life. The four main goals of this day of awareness are: Boost our confidence to meaningfully connect and ask about life's ups and downsNurture our sense of responsibility to regularly connect and support othersStrengthen our sense of belonging because we know people are there for usBe relevant, strong and dynamic Even if your girls seem to have everything together, let you know that their day was great and smile at you today, please keep in mind their words and actions may not necessarily depict what they are struggling with