Housing and Emergency Services

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Know someone who might need help finding an emergency shelter? Or someone who has suffered abuse, neglect, abandonment, or in need of a residential program? How about someone who’s looking for legal aid or in search of other helpful resources? Here are some resources for youth experiencing homelessness or teens […]

Teen Line — Event

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recap by Nina Dinan, age 13 On June 7, the Pasadena Central Library hosted a presentation by Teen Line, a life changing organization which allows teens to connect (literally and figuratively) with one another by providing calling, text, and email lines for potential users. Volunteers from grades 9 through 11 […]

The Perks of Being a Wallflower — Movie Discussion

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recap by Genevieve Harvey, age 13 Many people feel uncomfortable talking about the issue of mental illness, and thinking about how they can deal with it or how they would react when hearing someone’s story. The Teen Advisory Board has tackled that phobia by showcasing a movie and discussion every […]

Youth Mental Health First Aid: Workshop at the Library

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Recap by Alicia Zhang, age 13 On Monday, April 17, 2017, the Central Library hosted a Youth Mental Health First Aid workshop, taught by Dr. Geoff Milam.. It was more of an introduction to mental health first aid—not to be used as a replacement for the eight-hour youth mental health […]

Ceiling in the Floor – Lineage Dance

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recap by Alaina Joby,  Grade 9 The Pasadena Public Library hosted the Lineage Dance Company for a performance on February 11, 2017. The Lineage Dance Company is a contemporary dance company dedicated to raising awareness for several non-profit organizations. The piece they performed this Saturday was titled “Ceiling in the […]

It’s Kind of a Funny Story — movie discussion

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recap by Angel Gomez & Genevieve Harvey Even though we live in an age where we can access information almost instantly, sometimes it’s hard to spread awareness of certain topics society views as “problems” or “controversial.” An example of this is the topic of mental illnesses, mental health, and how […]

Ending the Silence

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Ending the Silence – National Alliance on Mental Health (NAMI) By Alaina Joby , Grade 9        In honor of Mental Illness Awareness Week, the National Alliance on Mental Health (NAMI) organized a presentation this October 8th to educate and spread awareness about people with mental health issues. Three volunteers from […]

Teen Advisory Board — July 2016

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Teen Advisory Board 7/9/2016 Present:  Chris, Kara, Haneen, Bella, Meep, Luke, Lauren, Julia Special guest:  Geoff Milam, Pasadena Health Department   Two months ago, the Teen Advisory Board launched a mental health initiative to increase awareness and discussions around topics of mental health, provide specialized services and programs for teens, […]

YA Book Club — Challenger Deep

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YA Book Club recap by Kara Eng, Grade 11 Summary: Caden Bosch is on a ship that’s headed for the deepest point on Earth: Challenger Deep, the southern part of the Marianas Trench. Caden Bosch is a brilliant high school student whose friends are starting to notice his odd behavior. […]

Teen Advisory Board — May 2016

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Teen Advisory Board 5/14/2016 Present: Bella, Chris, Hadley, Haneen, Jane L, Lauren, Madison, Maya, Meep Special guest: Ms. Deb Takahashi, Librarian from Santa Catalina & Linda Vista Branch Library Announcements & summer projects: Pasadena Loves YA:  Those of you who have volunteered to read & review this summer, I’ll connect back […]