What Teens Say
My counselor is rad, she makes therapy something that I look forward to and I know I am getting a lot out of the strategies. It has made a big impact on my life
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I always thought that having a therapist meant something was wrong with me. I was wrong. Having a therapist means I have a place that is safe, somewhere that is only for me. You gave me that place. I never felt judged for being ME."
We've worked with more than 30 teens to design our program. Some of the themes we've heard: ensure privacy, find counselors who can relate to teens, create safe peer support, and easy phone access.
Our teen advisors also write for our blog about their own experiences. They are passionate about creating a world where mental health is not stigmatized, and everyone is empowered for their own mental health journey.
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