In less than a month, Soraya Shockley will leave for college. The new phase of her life holds promise, and some dread.
Earlier this month when I reached out to a friend and revealed that I believed I was experiencing depression, I yearned and expected my confession to be met with the compulsory “Oh, I’m so sorry” and “Let’s hang out soon okay?” Instead, all I got was “Oh that’s too bad. Hey I have to go now, I’ll talk to you later.”
Editor’s Note: May 7 marks the 10th annual National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day. According to the Substance Abuse and…
In my Filipino side of my family is taboo to talk about feeling sad, so I learned to hide my…
The point I’m trying to get across is that anything can be overcome with a little effort and that our problems and imperfections do not define us. I feel my point is best expressed in the words of Steve marble “my past has not defined me, destroyed me, deterred me, or defeated me; it has only strengthened me”.
By Wendy Menjivar/ VoiceWaves As Sunday night arrives most college students prepare by filling their backpacks with books for the…
Depression in teens can be difficult to recognize, particularly when you factor in cultural views of mental illness. This resource, developed by teachers and teens at Youth Radio, includes media and discussion questions for a classroom discussion.
Depression in teens can be difficult to recognize, particularly when you factor in cultural views of mental illness. This resource includes discussion questions and resources for high school students.
When I was unable to shake off my sadness, my family would say, “You’re not being grateful for what you have. Look around you.” Sure, I was physically fine, but I felt mentally and emotionally unstable.