YOU’RE AWESOME – Weekly Stand #26

According to one study in the UK, nearly one-third of students who have been bullied have gone on to self-harm.¹⁸ Many forms of self-destructive behavior come from an individual’s belief that they aren’t worthy of love and support. If you notice any of your friends putting themselves down, take one moment this week to tell them some of the reasons why you love and support them. They don’t have to be big things! You can start with, “You’re so awesome and you always make me laugh,” or “No one understands me the way you do—thank you.” Take note of their reaction. You’d be surprised how quickly you can brighten someone’s day.

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