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On Our Minds: How Teens Find Their Voice Through Creativity and Performance

The creative arts can be the universal language for teens who find it hard to communicate how they are feeling because of language barriers, cultural differences, social injustices, or anxiety. Hear how poetry, dance, film, and theater have provided an outlet for teens to process difficulties and help manage their mental health. Click here for this episode’s transcript.

Stories in this episode were produced by Katarina from Lake Travis High School in Austin, Texas; Carly from Upper Arlington High School in Columbus, Ohio; and Elliot and Breanna from Legacy of Educational Excellence High School in San Antonio, Texas.  This episode was produced and edited by Youth Media Producer Chris Schwalm with help from Lead Podcast Producer Briget Ganske.

More On Our Minds Podcast Episodes is a mental health resource, not a crisis or suicide response website. If you are in crisis, or experiencing thoughts of suicide, please call or text the 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline at 988. The service is free and available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.