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What mental health support is in your community? Is there any? HS Insider is calling on all students to share what mental health support and services look like in your community by writing about your experience.

How to participate:

We can support you in your writing. If you know what you want to write, send us a full draft of your story. If you have an idea but aren’t sure where to start, send us your idea/an outline/a pitch and we can help you craft your story from there.

Narrow your focus. When you have a narrow angle for your story, it is easier to investigate and report.

Interview. A quality story needs at least 3 credible sources that each illustrate a different perspective on the topic at hand.

Think about art. Take photos to use as featured images. Snap photos when you conduct interviews, create art and infographics that illustrate key information or tell your story through video.

The final product can take whatever shape or form you’d like. Send us your stories, your videos, your podcasts. Whatever medium best helps you share the story.

Next steps:

  1. Submit your draft or idea through the Google form at the bottom of this page.
  2. A HS Insider student leader will contact you over email or text message with feedback.
  3. Your student leader will help you develop a headline “Minds Matter: …” and help you select your feature photo or image.
  4. Once your piece is complete, a student leader will help post your piece on the HS Insider website and send you a link to it once published.Click HERE for more info.