The Mighty News Week of 06/14/16

Life can be hard sometimes. We can all use some encouragement, a kind word, a reminder that things will get better. Contributor Annie Wright has a pep talk for anyone having a hard time right now. She leaves us with this important message: “Keep putting one foot in front of the other and reach out for support if you need it. You’re so worth it.”

Keep reading for 21 text messages to send to a loved one experiencing anxiety, a list of classic rock songs to play when you’re feeling anxious, plus a few more stories that have made an impact on our community this week.

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A Pep Talk for Those Times You Are Struggling

Annie Wright

Who among us doesn’t need a pep talk from time to time? If we’re lucky, maybe we have a partner, parents or friends who can provide this to us some of the time. But even when they do, we may need...

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In Passionate Speech, Pope Francis Targets Society's Treatment of Disabled People

The Mighty Staff

On Sunday, in a mass dedicated to disabled people and their caregivers, Pope Francis said society’s “obsession” with perfect bodies has led to the shunning and hiding away of people ...

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21 Texts to Send People With Anxiety When They Need It Most

Sarah Schuster

When you’re having a rough moment, a rough hour or an entire anxiety-ridden day, one friendly reminder may help turn it all around, or at least remind you that you’re not alone. To find…

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meme showing two shoppers, one with an empty cart and the word 'job' and one with a full cart and the word 'food stamps'

What You Should Know Before You Share This Food Stamps Meme

Bekah Georgy

I generally don’t tell people I’m on disability and receive food stamps. I grew ashamed and embarrassed that I needed this assistance to survive. I like being independent, and people...

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28 Classic Rock Songs to Listen to When You're Feeling Anxious

The Mighty Staff

Sometimes, you just need to rock it out. Music is by no means a cure-all for anxiety, but a quick session of head-banging, air guitar-slaying and full-on belting (mixed with empowering lyrics) can ...

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From Around the Web

From REVELIST: Kristen Bell Encourages Seeking Help for Mental Health in Moving Essay

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From YourTango: 11 Things People With Anxiety Have Always Wanted to Tell You

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Here's another newsletter we love: Subscribe to "Love What Matters" for inspiring personal stories of love, hope and kindness.

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A reminder today from our community to you:

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Somebody out there cares. Somebody out there appreciates you and your courage." - Denise Nichole, a Mighty contributor

Did you know we have other newsletters focused on topics like mental health and chronic illness? Go to our newsletter page for the full list. And if you’d like to share a video or story with us, visit our submissions page for more info.

Thank you as always for being a part of our community. We’ll be back with our most-read stories of the week in Thursday’s newsletter.

Stay Mighty,

The Mighty team

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