Self-Esteem

"If I am not for yourself, who will be?" ~Pirke Avoth

Self-esteem reflects a person's overall subjective emotional evaluation of his or her own health.

  • 70% of girls from ages 15-17 avoid attending school, when they feel bad about their looks
  • 20% of teens will experience depression before they reach adulthood
  • 40% of boys regularly exercise with the goal of increasing muscle mass

Many teens go through depression because of things as simple as self esteem. Some teens feel bad about their self because others make it seem as if you don't have certain clothes or shoes or if you don't look as good as someone then your ugly or poor. Some people feel as if they have to meet everyones needs. Teens make fun of people on social media and at school and make the person feel bad about their self and this leads to depression and many more things.

Boosting Your Self-Esteem

  • Dont believe or listen to what people say about you
  • Set aside perfection and get a hold of accomplishments and mistakes
  • Explore yourself
  • Be wiling to adjust your own self-esteem
  • Stop comparing yourself to others
  • Have a purpose
  • Be honest with yourself and others
  • Love yourself

Sources

  1. Talk to someone you can trust, like family or maybe even a close friend
  2. Talk to a counselor
  3. Do an activity to express yourself
Meet Yourself: A User's Guide to Building Self-Esteem: Niko Everett at TEDxYouth@BommerCanyon