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Teen podcast offers up pearls of wisdom

Student-run podcast 'Project Oyster' aims to share peers' experiences with mental health issues

by Elena Kadvany

Most teenagers spend their high school years fervently concealing the most vulnerable parts of themselves.

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Staff Writer Elena Kadvany can be emailed at ekadvany@paweekly.com Any person who is feeling depressed, troubled or suicidal can call 1-800-784-2433 to speak with a crisis counselor. People in Santa Clara County can call 1-855-278-4204. Spanish speakers can call 1-888-628-9454. People can reach trained counselors at Crisis Text Line by texting 741741.

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9 people like this
Posted by Sarah1000
a resident of Los Altos
on Jun 29, 2019 at 6:13 am

Sarah1000 is a registered user.

This open discussion of mental health issues and addiction, which can appear during adolescence, will save lives. Blessings to Hanna, Sophia and Vardaan.


8 people like this
Posted by Teacher
a resident of Barron Park
on Jun 29, 2019 at 2:14 pm

As much as this is good intentioned and fuzzy wuzzy these minors need to be careful. The internet is forever and future employers will be mining.


6 people like this
Posted by Employer
a resident of Community Center
on Jun 29, 2019 at 2:33 pm

@Teacher wrote "As much as this is good intentioned and fuzzy wuzzy these minors need to be careful. The internet is forever and future employers will be mining."

I would tend to hire the kids who shared their views on depression and suicide over those who have not. I appreciate the honesty and that they have gone through some form of struggle and survived is a positive, in my opinion.


8 people like this
Posted by Another employer
a resident of College Terrace
on Jun 29, 2019 at 2:38 pm

@ employer
You might. Another employer might mot. Depends on the field.


7 people like this
Posted by Legal Eagle
a resident of College Terrace
on Jun 30, 2019 at 9:36 am

Listened to an episode. A minor exposing private medical history mental or otherwise.....did their parents sign off on this? Condoned by an academic program? Wow


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Posted by Harold A Maio
a resident of another community
on Jun 30, 2019 at 3:07 pm


---we at first feared being stigmatized...

Editors:

I am not sure what that specifically means... I'd like to see it spelled out.

Harold A Maio


16 people like this
Posted by Paul Heft
a resident of Midtown
on Jun 30, 2019 at 8:05 pm

Good article. What the student podcasters are doing really makes sense to me (age 67). I'm convinced the world is becoming a tougher place for most of us, and facing emotional difficulties is an important skill for all of us.


2 people like this
Posted by valid
a resident of Midtown
on Jul 3, 2019 at 5:53 pm

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