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All stories originally appeared in Youth Communication magazines: YCteen, which is written by New York City public high school students, and Represent which is written by and for youth in foster care.
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After her mother's death, the writer is left with her father, an alcoholic who neglects her. She acts out and engages in dangerous behavior. With a helpful therapist, she turns her life around. (full text)
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Robert's parents neglect and abuse him, and he's sent to a group home. Feeling unheard, he acts out until he receives love and attention from mentors, a therapist, and his grandmother. (full text)
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Desmin explains how a tough, crime-ridden high school and chaotic home life put him on the path to dropping out. (full text)
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K.O.'s mother works nights and leaves the writer to take care of her younger siblings at age 11. This leads them into foster care. (full text)
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Kicked out of the house by her mother, the writer goes to live with her father. Although life's not perfect, she realizes she shouldn't blame herself for a situation over which she had no control. (full text)
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Young adults who weren't taught as children how to handle difficult emotions are more likely to develop mental health issues as adults. (full text)
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Therapy and trusting relationships with people can help teens manage stress and difficult emotions, and recover from childhood trauma. (full text)
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An abusive past has left Natasha with anger and panic attacks. (full text)
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I had to take care of my whole family as a teen, until CPS finally stepped up. (full text)