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

The Path to Self-Healing

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I dislike myself. In the past I always thought I was weak to admit that. I felt like a coward whenever I expressed how I truly felt. I didn’t always dislike myself. In reality I actually hated myself. Hate fueled by anger, judgement, and doubt. I’m antisocial and I tend…

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“Self-Love”

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Sometimes it’s hard to be strong, When life makes you weak. Sometimes it’s hard to love yourself, When you don’t know what makes you unique.    Sometimes we just don’t see the light, We feel surrounded by the dark. Sometimes we just feel the world caving in,  And we don’t…

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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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