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MESA Programs for You

By Jackie James --- Are you a Mesa teen, looking for some fun, activity, or direction? The City of Mesa, in partnership with the Mesa police department, Mesa Public schools, and other local businesses, offers a variety of programs to assist kids with self-esteem, leadership skills, and peer bonding. Ranging ...

It’s PRIDE Month, Should I Come Out?

By Rachel Rubenstein, LCSW --- “To come out or not come out?” that is the question many teens are talking about. PRIDE month (every June) is a great time to celebrate our LGBTQ2+ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer or questioning, two-spirited) community. It’s always important to focus on sexuality, gender ...

Sexuality and My Body

By Planned Parenthood of Arizona Education Team --- If there is one thing we would like everyone to understand about bodies and sexuality, it is that everyone is different! Meaning, there is no one way to have a body and no one type of sexuality. Rather, we are all connected ...

The Impact of Social Isolation

By Elizabeth Fedrick, PhD, LPC ---  “Connection is why we’re here; it is what gives purpose and meaning to our lives.” – Brené Brown Try to imagine a scenario in which we go from spending eight hours a day with literally hundreds of different people (6+ classes with different students ...