What to Do When Your Parent Struggles With Mental Illness or Addiction

Mental illness and addiction aren’t always easy to talk about—especially when they hit close to home. If you have a ...

9 Things My Eating Disorder Gave Me. And 5 Things I’m Taking Back.

The author of this piece is a freshman in high school. She hopes that sharing some lessons she learned from ...

Understood

As human beings, we all want to feel seen and heard. We need a human connection and to feel like ...

Making Assumptions

You never know what is going on in someone else's mind.

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A poem about autism.

Relationships at Sleepaway Camp

First of all, not everyone is having sex. But if you’re thinking about hooking up over the summer, read this first.

Is Everyone Hooking Up But Me?

It’s normal to wonder whether your sexual experience is similar to your friends, and worry about what it means if it’s not. Here’s the real deal about who’s doing what—and why it’s always best to be true to yourself

Is Instagram Bumming You Out?

All of that scrolling, posting, and liking can backfire and bum you out.  Learn how to be smart about using social media.

How to Talk About Sex

If you’re thinking about being intimate with someone, it’s important to talk about it first. Follow these tips to get through the (often awkward) conversation.

How to Help a Friend Through a Bad Breakup

It’s not easy to see a close friend go through a rocky end to a relationship. Here’s what to say—and not say—during this tough time.