For many teens, writing provides an outlet for healing and self expression. Whether that be through poetry or story telling, there is great power in words. By utilizing this art form, we hope to promote mental health awareness on an even greater platform with the help of our youth voices.

Our Teen Blog will spotlight a few teen writers and their pieces each month. We invite all teens who have an interest in writing to join our team. If you would like more information on writing guidelines and how you can get your work displayed on this page, please fill out the Interest Form below.

2021 Teen Blog Interest Form

Put Yourself First

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It has been about 10 months of no in-person schooling, masks in public, and no physical contact with many friends and family. Personally, I struggled with keeping up with my mental health and caring for myself, especially at the beginning of quarantine. Many students like me had to balance online…

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Harmful Romanticization in 13 Reasons Why

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Most people agree that romantic comedies glamorize relationships and don’t accurately represent them. However, many individuals also dismiss this fact as such shows are purely intended to entertain. When is romanticization harmful, and factual representation important in the media? When the media addresses sensitive issues that heavily influence viewers’ actions…

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Flickers of Reinvention

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This poem embodies the process of struggling with emotions of isolation that are found towards the beginning of suffering from anxiety and depression. The beginning encounters and feelings that arise when you experience it. It brings forwards the feeling of what it means to go through this. It also highlights…

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