Welcome to our mental health website! This website is run by two sophomores, Jessica and Sree Lasya. We want to use this site to help people with handling their mental health through guides that we have made ourselves, and external links that we have researched.
Mental Health is "a person's condition with regard to their psychological and emotional well-being." It refers to cognitive, behavioral, and emotional well-being. It is all about how people think, feel, and behave. People sometimes use the term “mental health” to mean the absence of a mental disorder.
Mental health is just as important as your physical health! This website gives you some special guides created by us, and it gives you links to help your mental health!
play slither.io and get beaten by some third grader
watch your favorite movies again
take a walk or a bike ride
have a genuine conversation with someone
get froyo or icecream
retail therapy; possibly get a nice bargain that'll make ya feel better
read a book
and finally, do what you got to do to be happy. we only live once let's all be happy :)
Sree Lasya's Pretend Ted Talk
A Reflection on Life
What is the point of life? We all think about this question one time or another in our lives. If you’re looking for an answer, maybe I can help. We all know that money, grades, and materialistic goods are not equated to our worth, but one second later we’re all worrying about the next test, the next job, or the next house.
I get it. I’m guilty of being a hypocrite. I’ll say, screw it, one grade does not define me. But guess who stays up past 1 AM studying for that test? Believe it or not, we’re all guilty of that. How many times have we sacrificed “me” time or family time for work or school? Does that mean we were born to just work or go to school? I’ve been thinking about this question a lot more whenever I become too caught up in materialistic things and start stressing out. Does a bad day define me? Does a good day define me? What actually defines me, and is the purpose of my life?
The solution to this is very simple, but the solution is always easier said than done, right? Reflect on what makes you happy. The truth is that these materialistic goods like grades, money, and more are all nothing if you don’t realize that the point of life is to find ways to make yourself happy. News flash: nobody is going to make you happy! You have to do it yourself. Be your own best friend, your own cheerleader, and your own motivational guru. The point of life is cherishing everything around you. Surround yourself with people and activities that you love. The way I see it is that at the end of my life I want to look back and see the wonderful memories and relationships I have built over the years. I want to see the laughs, the smiles, the inside jokes, and understand why the struggles of life were all worth it. If all I see is a person striving to get the best grades, the best job, or the best house, then what is the point of life?
Whenever I am stressed, I think back to the good times I had and see that life is more than the stress I am feeling right now. Understanding the purpose of life makes your life more meaningful. You will understand the balance between work and play, and most importantly you will understand yourself better.
At the end of the day, what I’m trying to say is that yes, grades, money, and materialistic goods are important, but the human interaction, connections, and memories with people in your life is the purpose of life. I encourage each and every one of you to take some time today and everyday to ask about your loved one’s day, take a walk with your friend, or make some plans with someone. Whenever you are feeling down or lost, reflect on what life is really worth living for. Most of all, breathe because the point of your life is to find happiness. Before we end, I want you to think back to the question I asked in the beginning. What is the point of life?
Thank you for your time.
Audience goes wild *claps*
Jessica does a standing ovation~
Jessicaaa's Rant on Life :)
We are nothing but ordinary
How many geniuses are in the world?
I am certainly not.
And geniuses can’t be taught
All these camps, awards, performances, and sports--
My child is better than yours
My child is smarter than yours
My child got this and did that and made these and won all those
My child is the most unique one
the brightest of all stars
the wisest of all men
My child will be a success
Then they continue to clean the trophies to make them glisten
Wiping the surface to make them shine
The Windex glides over the
carved handles, granite base, satin ribbon, and gilded cup
With the golden plated sign glued on the base, shrieking
Shrieking their child’s excellence.
My child is a success.
The crowned jewel among all the trophies.
How many people have true talent in the world?
I certainly don’t.
And talent only comes with birth
Yet the children believe that they are more than ordinary
They strike through
Through the mist and dust
trying to prove to strangers that they are something more
more than they actually are
They push through
And like candles they burn out
Burning away their health and relationships… for a brighter light in the misty night
They shine behind the prison bars
In reach for the stars
Though they are not on mars
Yet they continue with all these camps, awards, performances, and sports--
I’m better than you
I’m smarter than you
I got this score and that letter and I’ve got my whole life planned out
They learn selfish instead of selfless
They master apathy rather than empathy
They praise each other with unseen envy but cry themselves to sleep in the nights
Yet then they continue
they continue to prove their worth, worth to this society as if they mean anything at all
Continue on with honors, APs, SATs, NMSQTs
In the stanford duck syndrome
I got this and did that and made these and won those
That test was easy
Oh. I didn’t even study for it.
I barely even listened in that class
Talent you ask? Geniuses you ask?
As beneficiaries of this system
We are nothing but products of hardwork and money
And since the world exists millions of others that are even more hardworking
We are products of money
Money poured into classes, coaches, and tutors
Trying to prove something that we are not
Money got this and did that and made these and won those
And money will continue to get this and do that and make these and win those
A little less for people below us
A lot more for people above us
Round and round again
Where the rich continues to reign
And the poor continues in pain
We are nothing but ordinary
Money is everything but ordinary
We are nothing but ordinary
*Sree Lasya does a standing ovation*
Take a seat-Find place to sit that feels calm and quiet to you.
Set a time limit-If you’re just beginning, it can help to choose a short time, such as five or 10 minutes.
Notice your body-You can sit in a chair with your feet on the floor, you can sit loosely cross-legged, you can kneel—all are fine. Just make sure you are stable and in a position you can stay in for a while.
Feel your breath-Follow the sensation of your breath as it goes in and as it goes out.
Notice when your mind has wandered-Inevitably, your attention will leave the breath and wander to other places. When you get around to noticing that your mind has wandered—in a few seconds, a minute, five minutes—simply return your attention to the breath.
Be kind to your wandering mind-Don’t judge yourself or obsess over the content of the thoughts you find yourself lost in. Just come back.
Close with kindness-When you’re ready, gently lift your gaze (if your eyes are closed, open them). Take a moment and notice any sounds in the environment. Notice how your body feels right now. Notice your thoughts and emotions.