“A tragic stretch in April 2020 shone a light on the mental health issues facing the mountain community. With the new school year set to start, area residents are continuing to heal while asking themselves how they can learn from the past.”
The Anxiety of Influencers
Educating the TikTok generation.
Inside the Unlicensed Counseling That Led Boston Students to Allege Emotional Abuse
“RC’s critics say it has no place in public schools and could harm students who feel pressured to participate or burdened by peers’ psychological suffering. Steven Hassan, a Newton-based licensed mental health counselor and cult expert, considers RC a splinter group of Dianetics and a cult.”
Making Sense Of It All: High School Poetry in the Age of Zoom
“I believe that one of our most important roles as teachers is to provide authentic opportunities for young people to heal.”
What I Did for (Strange) Love
As a teen, Laura Bond went all out to meet Depeche Mode — and to hang onto her best friend.
Bonding with My ‘In-Law’ Over Bikini Wax
When her 13-year-old daughter finds love a stone’s throw away, Lisa A. Phillips confronts the inevitability of first heartbreak.
How to Catch a Cyber Sextortionist
“Staying quiet seemed a reasonable choice.”
Why I Lied to Everyone in High School about Knowing Karate
As a teen, Jabeen Akhtar discovered that trying to be an exceptional immigrant can make you do stupid things.
The ‘Treasonous’ Teens Living in One Nation Under Guns
Three stories on youth activism in conservative towns shed an interesting light on the national gun debate.
When Musical Theater Is Also a Kind of Therapy
For teens recovering from the Parkland shooting, performing in a production of “Spring Awakening” provides a measure of healing.