This website is intended to help others confront their own mental health difficulties and understand the underlying factors that exacerbate these issues. The Covid-19 pandemic has isolated many people and left us more divided, despite the “shared consciousnesses” offered by various social media and news platforms. Teenagers and young people in particular face difficulties coping with the massive disruptions caused by Covid and finding healthy ways to move forward, as seen by the escalating suicide rate in young adults during 2020. Through this blog, I hope to openly share experiences of loneliness, stress, and anxiety and interesting books and articles. I also hope to analyze the societal framework that forces young people to struggle with mental health and the realities of just being a teenager.
Disclaimer: I am not a mental health professional, still a student, and am learning as I go!
I’m Sara, and I’m a freshman at the University of Pennsylvania. I am a chronic over-thinker (my poor journal carrying the brunt of this) and a bit of a people pleaser (but I’m working on this!) I’m currently studying neuroscience and hope to one day work in treating people with mental health difficulties or illness. I am from New Jersey and love to read and listen to podcasts in my free time.