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We Asked 8 New York City Teenagers: How do you feel about returning to school?

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It feels like the ones in power do not really care about us. New York City has the nation’s largest school system with approximately 1.1 million students. If we all go back, it is likely that interaction with our peers and strangers could cause many of us to contract the virus; cases are bound to […]

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TIPS FOR TEENS: Breathing to Stay Calm

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During this pandemic, stress levels have increased for many teens. Before we all began staying at home, I had worked hard to bring down my anxiety, but during lockdown, my anxiety levels started to go up again. My psychologist recommended breathing exercises, which have made it much easier for me to deal with staying at […]

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Losing Myself in the Pandemic

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I have struggled with my mental health since I was a child. My diagnoses include post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), anxiety, panic disorder, and obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). I’ve gotten help from therapy, medication, friends, mentors, and writing. One of my favorite things about writing for Represent is that my stories help others, and I want […]

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TIPS FOR TEENS: Back on Track

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I do not love remote learning. When we were sent home in March, I began struggling with classes that I’d been doing fine in before. I did better when learning was more interactive. In addition, I get distracted by my phone—which they take away at school—and by worries about my family’s health and my mental […]

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