Safe Space

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This is a safe space where you can share your stories. Members of Rise Above Colorado’s Teen Action Council have shared their stories on their pain and how they rise above. This space is for you, and all teens across Colorado, to share your story with us and our community. We are a community that encompasses acceptance, kindness, love and positivity. Share your story of rising above a dark experience. Whether it is rising above addiction to a drug or depression, you can share here and know you are not alone. Through various mediums of art (e.g., poems, prose, rap, haiku, mural, portrait, video), you can share your feelings, emotions, thoughts and stories that relate to the movement, #iriseabove.

Q & A about the Process

This is a safe space. You are not required to attach your name or any identifiable information to your piece, though you are welcome to share your name, hometown, graduation class and/or a picture if you choose. Your story matters and you can share it on your terms.

As always, when publicly sharing information on the internet, please use extreme caution before disclosing personal details such as your name, the names of family and friends, your telephone number, home address or email address.

We ask that you share your experiences relating to the Rise Above movement, which celebrates the incredible choices teens make every day and acknowledges the real issues that teens face to connect their individual strengths of rising above through challenges to create even greater power as a community. So please share any experience or life hack relating to mental health issues, addiction, depression or pain and how you have and/or continue to work to rise above these challenges.
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