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Therapy (43 found)
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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V.M.'s father abandons the family and then berates V.M. for crying when his mother dies. V.M. learns how to be a better man by tuning into good role models and his own compassion. (full text)
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The author, frustrated by abuse and unfairness, fights. After hitting a pregnant girl, she realizes she must stop and does, with the help of yoga, running, and therapy. (full text)
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A therapist explains how abuse and neglect can lead to isolating behaviors like fighting, cutting, substance abuse as well as more abusive relationships. She also gives practical tips for quitting self-destructive habits. (full text)
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Victor describes the methods he's used to control his anxiety and depression, including therapy, medication, exercise, and mindfulness. (full text)
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The author is raised by a volatile and abusive mother. When she finds herself acting like her mother and screaming at her boyfriend, she is appalled. She gets therapy. (full text)
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Natasha interviews therapist Rebecca Weston about how to keep family trauma in your past from messing up your new relationships. (full text)
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After having suicidal thoughts and cutting herself, V.N. is committed to a psychiatric hospital, but she doesn't think she's crazy. Harming herself seems to help her escape the trauma of sexual abuse. (full text)
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Trauma is an experience so upsetting that the mind cannot make sense of it. By learning to tell the story of your trauma through therapy, you can begin to put it behind you. (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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Cynthia experiences panic attacks and dissociation, a foggy state where her mind separates from her body. A therapist helps her realize that these are defenses against trauma from the past, which she can now begin to face. (full text)
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Dr. John DiLallo describes how psychotropic medications work, why they can be helpful, and also their limitations. (full text)
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Due to a painful childhood, Erica suffers from bipolar and borderline personality disorder. She sabotages her therapy treatments -- until she becomes pregnant. Erica stepped it up in therapy so she can be a good mother. (full text)
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A therapist explains why therapy is important, how it works, and why it can be better than talking to a friend or family member. (full text)
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As a child, Natasha escaped into an imaginary world to deal with pain. Now she wonders if the habit has outworn its usefulness. (full text)
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Aquellah works hard in therapy to release her inner child—the feelings and longings she was never allowed to express. (full text)
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Natasha interviews a therapist to explain how therapy works and why it’s important for kids who’ve suffered trauma. (full text)
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Andrew’s therapist helps him deal with his anger and sadness about not living with his family. (full text)
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Maya has been in therapy for years, but has had a hard time finding a therapist she feels comfortable with. (full text)
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La’Quesha learns about a kind of therapy, CBT, that helps people change their behavior by changing how they think about it. (full text)
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Dr. Alexandra Barzvi, a psychologist at the New York University Child Study Center, explains how depression affects teens and how it can be treated. (full text)
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Erica interviews psychiatrist Alvin Poussiant about why therapy has a bad name, especially among African-Americans. (full text)
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Adrienne Williams-Myers, a licensed clinical social worker, explains how therapy can support families who are reunifying after foster care. (full text)
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Diagnosed with borderline personality disorder, Erica learns to manage her emotions through therapy and medication. (full text)
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Mayra is skeptical about participating in music therapy, but the program helps her express her feelings. (full text)
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The writer, who is diagnosed with schizoaffective disorder, had many therapists while in the system. She describes the two who helped her the most. (full text)
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Charlene explores why foster youth are often resistant to therapy. (full text)
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Gloria enjoys therapy until she’s switched to a therapist she doesn’t like and is put on medication that makes her feel like a “lab animal.” (full text)
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A therapist describes the pros and cons of anti-depressant medication. (full text)
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A psychiatrist talks about the pros and cons of medication and therapy. (full text)
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Loneliness, stress, and depression lead Melissa to cut. Therapy and support from her mother and boyfriend help her control the fixation. (full text)
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Gia’s been depressed all her life. In therapy, she learns to express her emotions and begins to emerge from her personal darkness. (full text)
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Christopher begins to forgive his mom, and they start family therapy together. (full text)
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At a youth shelter, the author gets connected with a good therapist who helps him release his anger over the abuse he suffered as a child. (full text)
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Teasing drives the author away from her family and into a deep depression. She contemplates suicide, but therapy helps her begin to feel better. (full text)
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The writer finds a supportive community at a day treatment center for depressed teens. (full text)
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Natasha connects with her latest therapist in a way she never managed in the past. (full text)
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Megan has always been an obsessive thinker and worrier, but when her anxiety threatens her friendships, she consults a psychologist and begins to understand her anxieties. (full text)
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Natasha asks a therapist to explain how anger from the past can affect your future. (full text)
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Miguel describes the programs that have tried to help him manage his emotions, and explains what works and what doesn’t. (full text)
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Therapist Toni Vaughn Heiniman describes healthy and unhealthy ways to express anger. (full text)
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Alina suffers through a terrible depression, but she’s determined to fight back. A counselor and her family help her feel less alone. (full text)
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With his fourth therapist, the writer finally finds someone he can open up to. (full text)
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When Samira is sent to a mental hospital she feels trapped, until a sympathetic social worker helps her open up. (full text)

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