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A Youth Pastor’s Perspective on Teen Suicide

In light of a recent teen suicide tragedy, one of my students said, “I don’t understand how someone could be so upset to do that to themselves.” Sometimes, no matter how together a person may seem on the outside, the inside may be full of hurt and pain. This pain can be completely consuming, overwhelming. […]

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Stress! Stress! Stress!

Ever been so stressed out you just want to pull your hair out? Oh trust me, I know the feeling. A lot of people think that us teenagers don’t have to deal with as much stress as we actually have to deal with. School, fitting in, friends, homework, classwork, grades, peer pressure, relationships, temptations, sports, […]

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A message from our newest blogger: You’re not alone…

First, I’d just like to start off saying that I’m a new blogger and not quite sure how this whole thing works yet. I’m a sophomore at Boonsboro High school. I’ve dealt with a lot through my past and still currently today. My whole purpose for blogging is to get my experiences and stories out […]

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A Teen’s Perspective: Living with Generalized Anxiety Disorder

GAD (Generalized Anxiety Disorder) is a common anxiety disorder, its effects can be debilitating. GAD causes extreme irrational worry or fear over something as small as a friend or family member being a few minutes late. Panic attacks are scary; the world feels likes it’s closing in, I can’t breathe, I start sweating and my […]

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How to Talk It Out When You Don’t Feel Like Talking

Friends, we have reached the end of our series on depression. We have talked about what depression is, where it comes from, what it means. Now, it is time to figure out what to do when we think we need help. I feel like I can’t escape my depression. What should I do? If you’re […]

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You Mean I’m Supposed to Feel this Way?

Did you know that feelings of hopelessness, sadness, impatience,  mood swings and irritability are normal experiences for a teen?! Yes, friends. Just because you are feeling down and out does not necessarily mean that you should call a doctor right away and plan on spending some time in therapy. Many of your crazy teenage feelings […]

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Postcard from Las Vegas

Hello, everyone! I’m sure you’re all wondering where I have been and why the next article in the depression series hasn’t been posted yet. Well, I’m in Las Vegas!!! While I’ve been here, I’ve witnessed a few things and thought I’d offer you some food for thought. My mother-in-law and I were waiting in line […]

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How Could “They” Be Depressed?

Have you ever heard that someone is supposedly depressed and, knowing the person, said to yourself, “What do you mean they’re  depressed? They have everything! They have nothing to be depressed about!” Well friends, here’s a crazy fact about depression: it does not discriminate. Depression can affect anyone, at any time. Unfortunately, no one is […]

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