One of the benefits of having a blog is getting to meet other people who are making a difference in the world of mental health. The group, “Teens4Teens”, is one that may literally be saving lives. Life can be very difficult at times, especially when you’re a teenager. If you are a teen (or know one), please make note of the contact info below.
WHO ARE YOU?
The name of our group is Teens4Teens
WHAT IS YOUR MISSION?
We hope to create awareness about mental health, a subject which is currently considered a huge taboo. We want to reach out to as many teenagers as possible.
WHY DID YOU CREATE THIS GROUP?
We created this group because as teenagers ourselves, we feel there is no support for us and talking to adults is extremely difficult. They never seem to understand us. We want teens to feel as though they are not alone. We want them to know that they are valid and we’re there to support them with whatever they are going through.
WHAT EXACTLY DO YOU DO?
We provide teenagers with a listening ear. Most teenagers are not comfortable talking to adults about any problems that they are facing. They are much more comfortable talking to other teens. We conduct seminars in schools and rather than adults talking about mental health issues, we do. The students relate much better to this approach. We also connect any teenagers with serious mental health issues to psychologists and other mental health experts that we are connected to.
HOW LONG HAS THE GROUP BEEN AROUND?
Even though we’re only two months old, more than 50 teenagers have already contacted us.
WHERE ARE YOU LOCATED?
Although we are based in India, we function a lot through social media. Teens from anywhere in the world can reach out to us.
HOW CAN TEENS REACH YOU IF THEY NEED HELP?
Our website is: ( http://teens4teens.webs.com/)