Heretolisten.org is a resource for caring adults—the front-line staff in schools and community based programs—to help teens who are struggling with difficult emotions.
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About Us
Here to Listen is a resource for caring adults—the front-line staff in schools and community based programs—to help teens who are struggling with difficult emotions.

Adults tell us our True Stories by Teens help them better understand and empathize with the youth they serve. Teens who read our stories see how their peers got help and report feeling less stigma around their mental health challenges.

Our Activities for Youth provide suggestions on how staff can use our stories with groups or individual teens. In our Expert Advice articles, our advisory board of mental health professionals and educators give tips on how to successfully respond, support, and bridge the teen to professional mental health services.

Here to Listen is a project of Youth Communication, a nonprofit organization that helps marginalized youth strengthen the social, emotional, and literacy skills that contribute to success in school, work, and life. Youth Communication publishes teen-written books and magazines and provides professional development to help staff improve outcomes for youth at their agencies.

Here to Listen is generously supported by the van Ameringen Foundation. Many of the teen-written stories on this site were developed with the support of the H. van Ameringen Foundation.
Advisory Board

Isaiah B. Pickens, Ph.D.
Licensed Clinical Psychologist and Clinical Assistant Professor
New York University School of Medicine and Bellevue Hospital Center

Russell Saunders, LCSW
Fostering Connections

Lisette Soini, LMSW, LCAT
Art Therapist / Social Worker, NY Creative Arts Therapists

Michael Surko, Ph.D.
Director, ACS-Bellevue Mental Health Service

Rebbeca Rubin
Program Supervisor, Joe Torre Safe At Home Foundation
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