“I learned about ways to cope with my stress. On days that I feel down or in a bad place I can use my journal to help me write down my feelings and think of different ways to cope with my feelings.”

3.Teens in greenhouse

Female Teen USA“It is an interactive workbook that asks you tons of questions and helps you examine your life and reflect on your choices.”

“My mom is already really stressed and doesn’t always want to hear about my problems so I really liked the chance to share some of my worries with my group. I liked feeling that I’m not a burden.”

“To be able to write something down and have it be anonymous felt kind of comforting.”Greenhouse 6

“Everything else we do in school is for a grade, so its a nice change to write for your own sake.”