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Overcoming Sickle-Cell This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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My mother woke me up at 8 a.m. I headed to the bathroom to shower. Looking at my arm, I could see the bruises and marks from the countless needles that had pierced my weak skin in the past month. After my shower, I put on the clothes laid out... (more »)
Fifty Days with Alice This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
By , Wayland, MA
I spent last summer in a locked psychiatric unit that specializes in eating disorders. The ward is called Alice, and I was there from July to September. While my peers went to the beach and the mall, I spent my days in group therapy trying to... (more »)
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Freedom Is Not Free
By , Clarence, NY
The agony. The concealed suffering. The excruciating pain. All taking place inside of your head. Everyone says that, “It will get better,” or to “Stay positive and be patient,” but they don’t understand how long you have been waiting... (more »)
The Science Behind Neuroticism in Creative...
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You probably think of creative geniuses as tortured artists or inventors. They’re made miserable by their own minds. That stereotype, according to research, may not be too far off. Neuroticism, characterizing a tendency for negative... (more »)
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How to Take Care of Yourself, an Essay I Wrote...
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With all the pressure from being a young adolescent, and depending on their choices now for the road of adulthood, mental disorders increase for these young souls. From depressions to anxieties, about half of the US’ teens suffer from these... (more »)
The Inside of Your Car Should Not Double as the...
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Is the dollar menu really worth your dollar? Obesity caused by fast food consumption is a growing problem in America, leaving Americans with multiple health issues. The convenience of a drive through window has helped the inside of a car become... (more »)
The Monsters
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Depression Every child has their fear of the monsters under the bed. Once they scream for their mom and dad, the monster goes away. What they don’t know, is that the monster didn’t go away, it just went into hideaway. Where you ask? In your... (more »)
Abuse Victims: They're Not Crying Wolf This work is considered exceptional by our editorial staff.
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As we loaded into the the maroon minivan, he didn’t try to hide his expression. My boyfriend at the time made it clear that he wasn’t happy I had come to support him. “It’s your fault that we lost. I always play badly when you come.”... (more »)
A World Full of Barbies
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How often do you think about the way you look? Are you confident in your body? Do you love yourself? Many people can relate to thinking about those questions at at least one point in their lives. Teenage boys and girls are constantly wondering,... (more »)
Mental Illnesses Are Valid and Real
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Mental Illnesses have biological causes that often go unrecognised by many people, whether it be because of ignorance or misinformation. Just as a physical illness has a physical/biological cause, a mental illness does. Studies have shown that... (more »)
Taking Back Control This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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Imagine you're lying in bed – but not your bed, a stranger's bed. Imagine a thin wall between the bedroom and the room where the stranger is sitting, watching TV. At first you're silent and still, afraid to move or make a... (more »)
An Eating Disorder Is Forever
By , Wyckoff, NJ
EDNOS: Eating Disorder Not Otherwise Specified. It is an eating disorder that is diagnosed when the person does not meet the criteria for one of the main three eating disorders (anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, or binge eating disorder), but... (more »)
A Ruff Topic: How Often Do Dogs Find Dangerous...
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Recently the issue of dogs getting hurt from dangerous items has sprawled up. Say your dog, “Fido”, gets a hold of something fatal or dangerous for dogs such as Chocolate. Fido could get very sick and have to go to the vet to get... (more »)
Skiing and Snowboarding Safety Issues
By , Fair oaks, CA
Recently the report of accidents of ski and snowboard has been stacking up. In one report 25% is wrist injury and 14.3% is head injury, but head injury usually leads to death. Many of the ski and snowboard helmets are made to withstand 20 miles... (more »)
The Killer Shot
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“Millions of deaths are prevented by vaccination every year, yet public anxieties and vaccine scares that ignore rigorous science continue to hamper immunization programmes.” (Parry). In 1545, the first ever smallpox epidemic... (more »)
Suicidal Thoughts
By , San Diego, CA
Imagine this: You just had a rough day at school, but you try to cover it by putting on a smile. A fake smile. Now-a-days, that’s all you ever been doing; smiling. There is no one you can talk or share your feelings with, no one who truly... (more »)
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