I was 16 years old when I found out that I had been diagnosed with high-functioning autism. I was sitting…
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“K.M.S.” I say it all the time. It stands for kill myself. But it’s just an inside joke with my friends. Right?
A can of regular Coke contains 55 grams of salt which is approximately 11 teaspoons, enough salt to season a whole pizza.
It’s a weekly ritual for some girls—stopping by the make-up counter to check out the latest beauty lines. At 19,…
Sitting on the steps in front of his apartment, 14-year-old Trevor Watson — the same kid from the after-school group at Castlemont — says the popping sounds of gunfire sometimes keep him up at night.
To deal with it, he tries to ignore it.
With the roll-out of the Affordable Care Act, this was a big year for young people and health. Youth Radio’s coverage spanned from the potential physical dangers of competitive high school football, to how teenagers cope with the emotional stress of cyberbullying.
I only sleep a couple hours a night, but I’m never tired. I am what you would call a high-functioning insomniac.
In the Castlemont neighborhood, according to county reports, homicide is the leading cause of death for young people.
I was what you would consider a bully. I bullied kids because I was always the big one, the tallest in class and the thickest, too. I had an advantage since all the kids my age were usually smaller and more delicate.