Our Stories

Why It’s Ok To Be A Loner In School

Remember, high school isn’t a death sentence. Just do your four years and get paroled, a.k.a. graduate.

Why We Need Safe Spaces and Trigger Warnings on Campus

Rather than coddling, they enable students coping with trauma or mental illness to participate fully in academic environments.

My Visit to Auschwitz Gave Me The Strength to Challenge My Classmates

And convince them of the ongoing importance of Holocaust education.

How do you define beauty?

This summer, we met with an amazing group of teens at Kutz Camp, to ask them how they defined beauty. Here is what they had to say!

Why I Talk About My Own Struggles as a Teen with Depression

When I was 12 years old, I was formally diagnosed with depression. It came after a week away from home at camp, when my director heard that I had told other people that I had thoughts of killing myself.

Dealing with College Rejection

No one loves rejection. Rejection is one of those things in life that is hard for everyone, no matter if you're an adult, a teen, or a child.

Meet the Jewish Teen Who’s Capturing What Mental Illness Looks Like

Haley M. is a college freshman at the College of New Jersey majoring in art education. Her recent series of paintings, seen throughout this piece, were inspired by her experience with mental illness.

What It’s Really Like Trying to Pass as a Neurotypical Teen

People don’t realize there’s a struggle going on beneath my friendly, sassy exterior. My depression is like a wet blanket over the anxiety, telling it that nothing matters anyway–not that anxiety cares.