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]

Cutting out a Toxic Friend

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I have an extremely toxic friendship.  I’ve had it for a while. The constant undermining and the discreet pressuring.  The derogatory remarks. The hardest part is coming to a realization that you have a toxic friendship.  When you choose to trust someone and open up to them, it’s hard to…

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Monthly Goals of 2020

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In today’s society, it is extremely easy to get caught up with one’s responsibilities and in the hustle of everyday life and forget to take care of ourselves. Self-care may seem a minute thing to focus on in comparison to things such as homework and extracurriculars, but if we fail…

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Learning to Speak

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Content warning: mild references to homophobia, family struggle, and low self-esteem screaming without my given Mouth of the caged gray matter suppression of self and suppression of sound eye without storm within: repeatedly prodding at one’s own cornea in hopes for a better perspective. fear of speaking fear of expression…

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Stronger than Ever

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When you recover, what will you do?  Do you think you’ll come back and everything’s brand new? I will try to do as much as I can do, But don’t worry, when you recover, you’ll be better than you.    You may come back thinking life’s not the same, That…

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