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How to Fight for People With Disabilities VIDEO – Option B

Activist Judith Heumann explains steps we can take toward a more inclusive world for people with disabilities.

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Find a way to help—ideas from people who have been there

A list of small things you can do to make a big difference in a loved one’s life, sourced from the Option B community.

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Health, Illness & Injury

“My diagnosis was a turning point.”

By A'Driane Nieves
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Support for LGBTQ people facing family and community rejection

Find stories about dealing with discrimination and expert advice that can help you or your loved ones navigate these challenges.

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Resilience

Option B support group: LGBTQ people facing family and community rejection

Far too many LGBTQ people face discrimination and rejection in their families, schools, and communities. Here you will find a safe space to share your experiences and get support from others who are going through the same thing.

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Grief & Loss

“She's always going to be in our memory. She's always going to be in our hearts.”

By Kyrie Irving, as told to The Shared Grief Project
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Health, Illness & Injury

Attitude of Gratitude with Chronic Pain

A group for those living with chronic pain who strive to live life to the fullest.

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Declare your holiday bill of rights

A seven-step guide to approaching the holidays on your own terms, starting with accepting your feelings.

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Grief & Loss

The Compassionate Friends - Loss of an Only Child/All of Your Children

A support group for bereaved parents and grandparents who have experienced the loss of one or all of their children.

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Incarceration

Overcoming the Effects of Incarceration

Incarceration can be traumatic and stigmatizing, both for those who serve time and for their families. Here you can connect with other people who understand what you're going through.

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Grief & Loss

The Compassionate Friends - Sounds of the Siblings

A support group for bereaved siblings.

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Grief & Loss

The Compassionate Friends - Loss of a Grandchild

A support group for bereaved grandparents.

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Grief & Loss

The Compassionate Friends - Loss of a Stepchild

A support group for bereaved stepparents.

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The Surprising Science of Happiness VIDEO – Option B

Dan Gilbert, author of “Stumbling on Happiness” and social psychologist challenges the idea that we’ll be miserable if we don’t get what we want. Gilbert describes how our “psychological immune system” can help us find happiness—synthetic or natural—when things don’t go as planned.

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Grief & Loss

The Compassionate Friends - Loss of a Child

A support group for bereaved parents.

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The Importance of Resilience with Sheryl Sandberg & Adam Grant VIDEO – Option B

Resilience is the strength and speed of our response to adversity. It’s a skillset we develop over the course of our lives, and there are concrete steps we can take to build resilience long before we face any kind of difficulty.

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Share the gift of empathy with your kids

There’s something about the holiday season that brings out the spirit of generosity. In addition to making things a bit brighter for others—and helping us feel good in turn—this season of doing good gives us a way to teach children a lesson in caring for others.

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Being There: What to Say and Do in the Aftermath of Loss – Option B

This guide provides specific ways to help a grieving friend based on insights from members of The Dinner Party, a community focused on life after loss.

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Health, Illness & Injury

“I finally feel in control of my mental health”

By Charise Jewell
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The Power of Believing that You Can Improve VIDEO – Option B

Developmental psychologist Carol Dweck explains how kids who embrace effort and difficulty learn to take on challenges. They use a growth mindset—the idea that we can grow our brain’s capacity to learn and to solve problems. Learn about this influential field of psychology, and the power of believing that you can improve.

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Joan Barnes on the Importance of Vulnerability in Her Recovery from Bulimia VIDEO – Option B

Gymboree founder Joan Barnes, who struggled with bulimia and an exercise addiction, shares how her recovery led to a more fulfilling career and life.

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Grief & Loss

The Compassionate Friends - Loss of a Child with Special Needs

A support group for those who have experienced the loss of a child, grandchild, or sibling with special needs.

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Help your loved ones make the most of their holidays

Tips for helping friends and family participate in the holidays in a way that works for them.

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Health, Illness & Injury

“I often thank God for giving me the gift of caring for Leo.”

By Caitlin Piccirillo
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Supporting your mental health & the emotional well-being of loved ones

If you’re struggling with mental health challenges like depression, loneliness, or anxiety—or you know someone who is—find resources to help you cope from Option B, because we all deserve to treat our mental health with the same care and compassion we do our physical health.

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The Importance of Compassion in Creating a Just Society VIDEO – Option B

Human rights lawyer Bryan Stevenson emphasizes the importance of humanity and compassion in creating a just society.

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How to Care for Yourself and Your Kids When Acts of Violence Are in the News

Mass tragedies take an emotional toll even when we aren’t directly affected. Learn how to care for yourself and your family when the unthinkable happens.

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