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 contact Marjess Germono at [email protected]

A Wanderer’s True Path

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There once was a wanderer, burdened by constant distraction, for the world in which they traveled, that had once brought endless discovery, manifested a face without joy or satisfaction, and with their every step, their dreams, their hopes, their desires, were disintegrated from their being, as chaos continuously overtook their…

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Mental Health in Art

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Piece: Stuck in the Clouds  Date: September 1, 2020 Medium: Pencil This piece represents the feeling of battling with your own thoughts. When dealing with bad days people tend to be “in their heads” about their worries, and many brush it off as “zoning out” or having your “head in…

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Emergence

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Every day, I would arise to see the same comforting opalescent white walls of the humble sanction that I call my room. Following this, I would slide the window adjacent to my bed to allow for some quick air, and then hurriedly prepare for the school day.  That was then….

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