Share Your Story: Staying Connected During COVID-19
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.
The world is an uncertain place right now. Social distancing and staying at home are an important part of staying safe, but it can also make you feel sad, anxious, angry, or overwhelmed. No matter what you’re feeling, you are not alone.
Sharing your feelings can help you connect with other teens who are facing the same fears and concerns during the coronavirus outbreak. Your story can provide hope and comfort, or empower them to face their own challenges. For example:
- What is helping you cope with the COVID-19 outbreak?
- How have things changed for you, your friends, and your family?
- How do you, your friends, and your family stay in touch?
- How are you helping to support others in your school or local community?
If your story is accepted for publication, it will be posted on Teen Health & Wellness and featured on our homepage. (All stories are published with the author's first name only.) You’ll need to sign a release form that gives us permission to publish your story. If you are under 18, you’ll also need to ask a parent or guardian to sign this form.
You’ll also receive a certificate of achievement from Rosen Publishing.
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