Name: Aubrey Simon
From: Virginia Beach, VA
I think the biggest problem with teens is we have problems that often go unfixed. And also our ignorance to the problems. Many teens like myself have mental health disorders and are unable to cope. This is when teens turn to drugs, alcohol, or other unhealthy methods of coping. The addiction crisis is a huge problem for high schoolers. It keeps many students from graduating, ruins relationships and not to mention the side of effects of drugs are horrible. I think we need to make help more accessible for students and more affordable, allowing more students to receive the help they need. It takes courage to ask for help so I think it would also be beneficial to break down the stigma of mental health disorders.