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"If you never go, you will never know." 🌎🌍🌏⠀

Is there something in your life you’ve been planning on starting? Something you’ve been meaning to join? Something you been wanting to do but have been putting it off?⠀

Is it because you’re nervous, hesitant, or unsure about the experience? Is it because it’s something new and exciting? Is it because you’ve never tried anything like it but know it will be good for you?⠀

Remember, if you never go, you will never know.⠀

So try that new hobby, attend that virtual conference, apply for that new job, sign up for the advanced training, go for the new opportunity, and when it’s safe, go to that new destination you’ve been meaning to go to!!!⠀

The secret to progress is beginning. The secret to progress is taking the first step. Then it’s one foot in front of the other after that.⠀

Also know it’s okay if one door has closed, open that new door and go. Climb that mountain! ⛰
Be #resilienttoday ! #resilience101
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Healthy thinking is resilience, and healthy thinking starts with positive self talk. 🧡⠀

We can all get better at positive self-talk. ⠀
We can all be nicer to ourselves, kinder to ourselves, and we can all give ourselves more grace. ⠀

When we use positive self-talk, we replace the harsh feelings with better ones about our selves and our lives. When we use positive self-talk, we start to feel better, think better, and do better in our lives. We may even spread our positive self talk to others.⠀

As we continue to navigate this pandemic, the world is still a bit crazier than normal, but by practicing positive self-talk and encouraging healthy thinking, we will increase our resilience❕⠀

Be #ResilientToday. #Resilience101 #Resilience #NavigatingHappiness #BetterYourself #SelfImprovement #SelfLove #PositiveSelfTalk #PositiveWords #PositiveAffirmations #PositiveAttitude #HealthyThinking
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➡️ Lost&Found student leaders help other students find the mental health tools they need.⠀

Lost&Found campus chapters at @usouthdakota, @sdstatepics, @augustanasd, @dwublue, and @usiouxfalls made their presence felt during #NationalSuicidePreventionWeek and continue to raise awareness of the impact suicide has on our campus communities in South Dakota.⠀

Want to make a difference in your community with Lost&Found? Click the link in our bio and learn how. 🙌
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This week’s #mindfulminute 🤔💭from @resilienttoday:⠀⠀

Take a deep breath in and count to 5. Breathe it all out. Repeat 3x.⠀⠀
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Scan your body from head to toe, and come back again. What do you feel? Do you notice anything tense or tight? Are you holding on to something? Are you holding something against yourself?⠀⠀

As you scan your body, think about what you're experiencing in your life. What are you able to celebrate right now? What are the challenges on your mind right now?⠀

Did you notice it's easier to see the challenge or to uncover a painful memory when you think about challenges? We're human, and that often means we seek to avoid pain. Life is balance. Only when we embrace all of life's triumphs and tribulations can we learn to be mindful. ⠀

Today, let the good, bad, and otherwise come and go. Allow yourself to feel, for you cannot move forward without doing so. When you feel down, know that the night is darkest before dawn. When you feel happy, know that joy is sweeter for having met struggle.⠀
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Like this #mindfulminute? Let us know in the comments and follow @resilienttoday for more! Have a mindful day. 🌞⠀⠀
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#nationalsuicidepreventionmonth #mentalhealth #wellness #selfcare #leadership #growth #goals #grace #balance
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"I think it is okay to not always be okay." 🙌🏼⠀
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It's been 10 years since a small team of audacious 18-year-old @usouthdakota students decided it was time to do more to end suicide. Today, Lost&Found serves thousands of college students with mental health resources each year, but it wasn't an easy road to get here.⠀

We weren't always okay, but as co-founder DJ Smith says, "I also think we should all continue building our abilities to support ourselves and support others."

The line between success & struggle is thin, but our story is built on this line. Check out the link in our bio to read a powerful letter from Lost&Found co-founder @djsmith1598 on mental health and the journey to launching @resilienttoday.⠀

#nationalsuicidepreventionmonth #wearehere #mentalhealth #growth #leadership #entrepreneurship
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Eleanor Roosevelt said best. There doesn’t seem to be anything more timely to say than this.⠀

So, today, we say: kick off your week the right way.⠀

Grab a large coffee, stretch a bit, put on clothes that make you feel good, add a smile on your face, and remember, only you can do the things you think you cannot do. ⠀

You must. And you will.⠀

#nationalsuicidepreventionmonth #mentalhealth #livewell #bewell #selfcare #strength #resilience
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Today is one of the most important days of the year. 🗓️👀👂
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Today is #WorldSuicidePreventionDay. All over the country and the globe, we reflect on what can be done to save our next generations from something so preventable: suicide.
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Did you know suicide rates are up approx. 30% nationally since 1999? And that those rates are up even higher for certain populations? Such as for Native American/American Indian (NA/AI) populations.
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Why do some populations have a greater risk of suicide??? Although this a complex question requiring a dynamic answer, based on data we know the following are at greater risk of suicide:
▫️those with a mental health condition
▫️those under extreme or prolonged stress
▫️those that have endured a traumatic event
▫️those that live with historical trauma
▫️those with family dysfunction
▫️those with substance use disorders
▫️those with previous suicide attempts
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Knowing which populations are at greater risk of suicide helps us at Lost&Found, prevention organizations, and communities to understand how to keep rates from increasing. Focusing on suicide prevention for specific populations is imperative as cultures and groups of people experience life differently.
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#WeAreHere #WeAreHereForYou #YouMatter #MentalHealthMatters #WeAreListening #WeCare #SuicidePrevention #NationalSuicidePreventionWeek #NationalSuicidePreventionMonth #ResilientToday
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