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

Student Mental Health Days

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1 in 5 Americans will experience a mental illness in a given year.  However, despite the prevalence of mental health issues in the general public, mental illness is stigmatized, and individuals suffering from mental illness are discriminated against. A consequence of negative attitudes towards mental illness is that someone with…

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Overcoming Anxiety

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I heard a voice inside my head saying, “Come on Abby nobody else has this kind of problem. Why can’t you just act like a normal person?”. I was feeding myself these lies without even realizing it. I’ve had panic attacks before, but one time in particular, I will never…

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