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    We are at Pulse High school located on East Tremont in the Bronx,  interviewing our peers on who is the most important person in their life. I interviewed my friend Diana, and the most important person to her

    Who is the most important person in your life?

    We are at Pulse High school located on East Tremont in the Bronx,  interviewing our peers on who is the most important person in their life. I interviewed my friend Diana, and the most important person to her is...

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    Middle school had to be one of the hardest times of my life. I went through my lowest moment in middle school. I was a student at M.S.118. At first it was okay; nothing much happened. I had a couple of friends

    Helping our youth

    Middle school had to be one of the hardest times of my life. I went through my lowest moment in middle school. I was a student at M.S.118. At first it was okay; nothing much happened. I had a...

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    • Anais, what an inspirational story you shared! I’m so sorry this happened to you in your life. I can’t believe bullies drove you to almost take your life. I know I don’t know you but that absolutely breaks my heart and I’m glad you weren’t successful. You have so much life to live. I have lost a few friends to suicide this past four years. I live in Utah and we have the highest suicide rate in the country. You should continue spreading awareness and your story. I truly think the more we talk about this issue, the more we can help people who feel the same way as you did. I found this article that might help your research. It correlates bullying and suicide. (http://www.bullyingstatistics.org/content/bullying-and-suicide.html) keep doing what you’re doing!! I’m happy you have brought awareness to this issue.

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            My peers, two teachers,  and i were out on East Tremont looking for people to interview on the topic of youth dealing with depression and anxiety. We were able to stop a couple of peo

    Youth Need Support

                     My peers, two teachers,  and i were out on East Tremont looking for people to interview on the topic of youth dealing with depression...

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    • Hi Anais! I loved reading this article of yours. Through your personal experience and interview about mental illness, it showed me even more how there are so many people out there struggling. It’s true, we need people to advocate for us, we need a support system, and we need to know that we’re not alone. In today’s world, we all need to look out for each other and keep reminding ourselves of the importance of mental health awareness. I read this article that talks more about mental health in today’s world, check it out!! https://www.nami.org/Blogs/NAMI-Blog/April-2015/Changing-The-Way-Society-Understands-Mental-Health

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    My name is Anais Santana , my birthday is July 19th 1998, and I am 19 years old. I was born in New York City, but shortly after I was born my family and I moved to the Dominican Republic and I lived there up

    Dancing my next step

    https://www.youthvoices.live/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/anais-bio.mp3 My name is Anais Santana , my birthday is July 19th 1998, and I am 19 years old. I was born in New York City, but shortly after I was born my family and I moved to the Dominican...

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    • Anais, I really enjoyed reading your post. Its always interesting to hear about other students lives in different states. I can relate to the feelings of loss when it comes to older friends graduating. But soon that will be you! I enjoyed this post mostly because your word usage points to a certain cheery tone. This is an effective way of keeping readers interested. Nice job! Here are some other ways you can keep readers engaged https://www.blogmutt.com/blog/blog-writing-techniques-that-keep-readers-engaged

    • Dear Anais :
      I am interested by your poem “Dancing my next step” because… you describe a big turning point in your life which is really interesting.
      One sentence you wrote that stands out for me is: “ At that point I knew I had to change for the better because I didn’t want to be stuck anymore. Also wanted to take the next step of my life.” I think this is fascinating because I don’t see many people really try to turn their life around. Itshows you were’nt willing to give up.
      Another sentence that I read was: “A huge turning point in my life was at the age of 18 when I had to watch all of my friends graduate and move on to college while I was getting left behind and stuck in high school..” This stood out for me because I can relate to this. Seeing all your friends moving on and you feeling left behind.
      Your poem reminds me of something that happened to me. One time when all my friends got awards at a school ceremony and I didn’t get an award.
      Thanks for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next because I think I can relate to some things. Your life is also really unique and interesting.

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    The topic we are most interested in is youth dealing with mental illnesses such as depression and anxiety. It would be good to make a website on this topic because it is a very serious issue that is not

    Emotional Health

    https://www.youthvoices.live/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/mix_4m10s-audio-joiner.com_.mp3 Authors The topic we are most interested in...

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    • Hello Anais, I agree that this topic about anxiety and depression is an important matter. Your ideas of ways to help people with anxiety and depression are great. I appreciate you making this topic personal, it makes me understand on a more deeper level and it encourages me to try and help those who feel this way. I didn’t know much about people with these symptoms, but your topic had me research about it and I learned that this issue is not an easy situation. From http://www.health.com/health/gallery/0,,20452135,00.html#talk-about-it I learned how to interact with those who have anxiety and depression, I also learned from https://www.rd.com/health/wellness/things-to-never-say-to-someone-with-depression/ of ways to help without being condescending. I believe there should be assemblies for people like me who do not understand the complexity of human emotions of those who feel depressed. These assemblies can help those who feel these emotions more confident in seeking help from their peers, knowing that they have learned and understand what they are going through. How do you plan on carrying out your ideas of incorporating programs into schools for those who feel anxiety and depression? I’d like to hear more about your ideas, your topic was very educating to me.

    • i agree with this topic because emotional problems,such as a child’s feeling are very important at a young age, most of their actions would always have a result and that would be how their feeling because of whats going on in their daily life

    • anais although we did this topic together , i love how you brought your personal situation into because it takes a lot for people to vent on their personal issues especially depression and anxiety , quite frankly i can relate because unfortunately im still struggling finishing high school and i let that and all my personal issues get the absolute best of me and i stopped showing up for about 2 years , i started going to work late and smoking heavily to maintain just my thoughts that were to much for me , i had to pick myself up and screw my head on straight , i built a better relationship with my siblings and parents and now at 18 i’m doing way better than i was doing at 16 and 17 .

    • Dear Anais and Angeliz,
      I am happy that you guys are addressing this topic because depression is an everyday problem. Also a quote that stands out for me is There is also a SPTSUSA (Society for the Prevention of Teen Suicide) , nonprofit organizations trying to help teens build themselves up and become better people.
      I think this is amazing because people need help and it is good that their is a society that can help them not to commit suicide. This stood out for me because my friend had a friend who commit suicide because of depression.

    • i agree with this topic because , there are alot of young kids going through alot at home and in school and sometimes kids need help and need someone to talk to and i think this topic will make kids feel better about themselves , kids that go through that really would make silly decisions like commit suicide .

    • Dear Anais & Angeliz ,

      am very impressed about the post “ Emotional Health” because I learned about depression and anxiety. Its an interesting topic to learn more about especially when you deal with it a little yourself . One sentence that stands out to me the most is “Another place would be a group counseling for people who have actually tried committing suicide or are going through anxiety and depression.” I think this is important because it shows us how teens escalate to where they attempt to hurt themselves.

    • Dear Anais,
      I am happy knowing why we should be doing this topic. Your post tells a lot how teen are suffering from depression. One sentence you wrote that stands out for me is “10 to 15 percent of teens in the U.S. deal or have dealt with depression, 30 percent of teenagers with depression develop a substance abuse problem, and anxiety affects 25 percent of all teens.” I think this is great to know because lots of people wouldn’t know the percents of teen being depress.

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