Category: Teen

May is Mental Health Awareness Month

Blogger Lisa Simani sat down with Meg Meyers, Teen Therapist at Safe Connections, for Mental Health Awareness month in May. LS: Tell me about the mental health issues you are working on with teens that come to Safe Connections for…

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Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month

Am I really at risk for dating violence? Hey there! I’m Katie, an intern at Safe Connections. I was assigned a story on teen dating violence, and was shocked when I started looking up the facts. I’m 22 and I…

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Light Up the Lotus for Domestic Violence Awareness Month

This Domestic Violence Awareness Month, you can make life brighter for survivors by helping us raise $5,000 in 19 days!  “A ‘Thank you’ cannot express the gratitude I feel for all of the amazing love and support that Safe Connections…

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Get to Know Prevention Educator Natalie

Safe Connections Staffer Highlight June 22, 2018, St. Louis, MO Prevention Education at Safe Connections is celebrating it’s 30th birthday in 2018, so we wanted to give our readers an inside take on what it’s like to be a prevention…

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Life After Wanting to Die

Young, Smart, Privileged…and Suicidal June 22, 2018, St. Louis, MO Words by Rachael Krajewski   The Netflix show 13 Reasons Why recently debuted its second season, shining the public spotlight on teen suicide. The show does a lot of things. Not…

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Get to Know Teen Therapist Latricia

Safe Connections Staffer Highlight May 25, 2018, St. Louis, MO—Blogger Lisa Simani caught up with Safe Connections super-busy (always out in the field helping a teen) therapist Latricia to find out a little bit about what exactly a Safe Connections…

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Raise Awareness of Teen Dating Violence in February #TDVM

Feb. 13, 2018, St. Louis, MO—For young people, the teenage years are a time of exploration, navigating the gap between childhood and young adulthood. There are new responsibilities, pressures, and experiences. Romance and dating relationships are a part of this…

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Meet Roosevelt Gilmore, Prevention Educator for Guys Groups

Where did you go to school, and what did you study? I attended Florida International University (FIU) and majored in Psychology. What do you love about working at Safe Connections? I like the importance of self-care that is promoted at…

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13 Reasons Why Not

The Netflix series, 13 Reasons Why, has been stirring up controversy ever since it’s release. Some experts are saying that its graphic displays of suicide and rape are not only triggering, but dangerous, especially considering the target audience is young…

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