Category Archives: Emotional Health

Living in the Now

Being a teenager can be pretty stressful and overwhelming. Whether it’s keeping up with schoolwork, practicing an extracurricular activity, dealing with a recent loss or traumatic event, or just making sure to spend time with family and friends as you begin navigating this world with…

two young people hugging

Saying Goodbye

Goodbyes are tough. Sometimes it’s tempting to skip them all together to avoid feeling uncomfortable. However, saying goodbye is important for moving on. Right now you might be leaving friends at summer camp or a summer job. You and your family might be moving to…

Coping With Racism

In another blog, I wrote about different kinds of racism. Here, I will describe some of the ways you might deal with a racist situation at your school or in your neighborhood. I strongly encourage you to talk with a trusted adult about these types…

PCOS Blog

Beyond Appearances

Have you heard the name Harnaam Kaur? I hadn’t before today, but as soon as I heard her story I knew I had to share it! Harnaam is a 24yo young woman with PCOS (polycystic ovary syndrome), and like some women with PCOS she has…

Alive Again

In this powerful blog, former CYWH peer leader Chaseedaw Giles writes about how her experience as a childhood cancer survivor inspired her to organize an amazing fashion show. Alive Again took place on June 27th in Washington DC. While backstage at a DC Fashion Week…

Hard Facts About Penis Size

Is my penis a normal size? Too big? Too small? If you’re a guy, you might be anxious about your penis being the “right” size or shape, and whether sexual partners will be satisfied. Many things lead to these fears. For example, large penises are…

Are you bikini ready?

The weather is heating up and many teens are heading to a pool or the beach to cool off.  The media is quick to take advantage of this time of year along with major advertisers who are selling weight loss products. You’ve probably noticed strategically…

Mental Health Awareness Month

If you happen to come across a green ribbon while on social media, it’s because the month of May is devoted to Mental Health Awareness. The green ribbon is a symbol aimed at decreasing the stigma associated with mental health. Many people are afraid to…