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Resilience is like a muscle you can build. It’s just a matter of knowing how.
We want Option B to be a place where you can share your story, openly and honestly, as well as find stories of other people’s experiences.
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A guide to deciding how your friends and loved ones can help you over the holidays—and tips for how to ask.
A custom #OptionBThere card game to help you and your loved ones focus on moments of joy, celebrate small victories, and practice gratitude.
Join an Option B Facebook group to connect with people who’ve had similar experiences and are ready to offer support.
A seven-step guide to approaching the holidays on your own terms, starting with accepting your feelings.
Small steps you can take to appreciate the good in your daily life this holiday season.
Reflections on what different faiths teach us about finding light when we need it most, from Stanford University’s former dean for religious life.
Recommendations to help you give back—because doing good for others is good for you, too.
Advice for how to help yourself or a loved one navigate a challenging holiday, delivered to your phone or inbox.
Get supportive messages from the Option B community delivered directly to your phone or inbox each day.
“Things usually look better in the next morning. Ask for help. People do want to help, but they don’t know what to do.”
“My son loved Christmas, and I will be placing a tree in his room in memory. Let peace be yours as you remember the love you shared.”
“I’ve been where you are. I know holidays can be so difficult. Hold on. Holidays might never be the same, but one day you’ll enjoy them again.”
“Cry as much as you need. But know you don’t have to live in that place of sadness forever. Start with one small thing—one piece of joy.”
“Look for beauty in your world. It’s there.”
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