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.

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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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Why You Should Stop Self-Deprecating

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Self-deprecation: the act of reprimanding oneself by belittling, undervaluing, or disparaging oneself, or being excessively modest.   At first, everything seems normal. The jokes you make at your own expense are just for fun; they just show that you don’t take yourself too seriously right? There can’t be any harm…

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Treating Your Emotional Wounds

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Referenced Material: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F2hc2FLOdhI&pbjreload=10   In the midst of a global pandemic, personal hygiene and physical health have become the priority of millions of Americans for staying safe and healthy. But this isn’t a new occurrence, and our fixation on the health of the body is far older than the newest…

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