Teen Health & Wellness

Share your own story! Become a published author!

Be sure to follow the Personal Story Project Guidelines to increase the chance that your story will be accepted. Want to see some examples? Read recently published personal stories about getting a job, scoliosis, death of a parent, and volunteering. Or view the full archive of stories here.

Be part of the Teen Health & Wellness Personal Story Project and share your story about successfully dealing with or overcoming a challenge. All stories will be published with the author's first name only.

If your story is accepted for publication it will be posted on the site and featured on our homepage. If we accept your story, we will contact you via email and request that you give us formal permission to use the story via a permission form. If you are under 18, you will need to ask a parent or guardian to sign this form. We cannot publish your story without this permission form.

You will also receive a certificate of achievement from Rosen Publishing and a $25 gift certificate to Barnes & Noble or Chapters.

Sharing stories is a powerful way to connect with other people. By sharing your story, you can connect with others who are dealing with these challenges. Tell your story to reach out and help someone better understand their own experience. You can also read personal stories from other teens to get inspiration and ideas for your own story.

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We need your email address to get formal permission to publish your story as well as to find out where to send your letter of commendation and gift certificate. All stories will be published with the author's first name only.

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Teen Health & Wellness: Real Life, Real Answers is for educational purposes only. If you are experiencing a medical emergency, are in danger, or are feeling suicidal, call 911 immediately. If you have a question or a health or wellness issue, we strongly encourage you to call a hotline to speak to a qualified professional or speak to a trusted adult, such as a parent, teacher, or guidance counselor.