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Series: Teens 101


Addiction in First Nations: Lindsay's Story

Addiction in First Nations: Lindsay's Story

Lindsay (Eekwol) grew up in the First Nations community. She experienced an unforgiving world of drugs, alcohol and violence, within her family. As a child, she lived in fear while her parents and their friends had endless parties that often...Show More
Anxiety and Depression: Eleanor's Story

Anxiety and Depression: Eleanor's Story

Eleanor had a hard time fitting in. She was severely bullied through elementary school. High school wasn’t any different but this time it got a lot worse as she became very depressed and developed paralysing anxiety to the point where she...Show More
Breaking Poverty: Billionaire PA's Story

Breaking Poverty: Billionaire PA's Story

Poverty drugs, violence, abuse, family death….all of which Demitrius experienced as a child and young teenager. He became a great salesman. The only problem is he sold drugs on the street landing him in and out of jail. What else you can you do...Show More
Broken Families: Lydia’s Story

Broken Families: Lydia’s Story

Lydia’s life as a child was filled with family dysfunction, drugs, abuse and the death of her mother. She ended up in the foster care system before the age of 10 and would endure moving between 36 different foster homes. Lydia was left with a...Show More
Cyberbullying: Cristina's Story

Cyberbullying: Cristina's Story

At the age of 13, a boy approached Cristina asking her to be his girlfriend. She declined the boy's offer and he became angry, threatening that she would regret it. One day, Cristina came to school and everyone watched her every move, whispering...Show More
Depression and Eating Disorder: Sterling's Story

Depression and Eating Disorder: Sterling's Story

At the age of 13, Sterling was a cheerleader and cross country runner. One day her uncle commented that she was getting rolls around her belly. Sterling became obsessed about her weight. She stopped eating and when she did, purging was the...Show More
Depression and Self-Harm: Brittany's Story

Depression and Self-Harm: Brittany's Story

At the age of 14, following a quarrel with a friend of hers from school, Brittany turned to her mother for comfort. Instead, her mother lashed at her calling her selfish. From that day on, Brittney began to internalise her feelings. Her...Show More
Don't Diss My Abilities: Michelle's Story

Don't Diss My Abilities: Michelle's Story

As a child and teenager, Michelle endured a series of events that was nothing short of soul crushing. She faced sexual abuse as a child and kept it a secret over the years. At the age of sixteen she acquired a brain disease that rendered her...Show More
I'm Not Addicted: Will's Story

I'm Not Addicted: Will's Story

You can become addicted to just about anything. It becomes a serious problem when it takes you away from the things you normally do. Some people have a predisposition to addiction and Will’ s story shows that anyone can fall dangerously into...Show More
Identifying Transgender: David's Story

Identifying Transgender: David's Story

As far back as David could remember, he did not identify with being a little girl. He wished he were a boy. Depression and anxiety set in and it just got worse until puberty hit and he could no longer deal with it. He told his parents that he...Show More
LGBTQ Inclusivity:  Joey's Story

LGBTQ Inclusivity: Joey's Story

When reaching puberty at the age of 12, Joey was coming to the realisation that that he was gay. Within his school and community, Joey felt that he was the only gay teenager. This terrified him. He confided in a 'friend' who soon spread the word...Show More
Stress and Cultural Expectations: Eileen's Story

Stress and Cultural Expectations: Eileen's Story

Eileen’s family emigrated from China to North America to create an new life for their children. The Chinese family culture and dynamics were important in the household. Eileen found it difficult to fit in with her peers and she was heavily...Show More
Understanding Asperger's: Sean's Story

Understanding Asperger's: Sean's Story

From as early as he can remember, Shawn had lived with extreme anxiety. As the years went by, he couldn’t connect with other students. He was bullied and could never understand why. A darkness of alienation grew within him and his parents...Show More