In today’s Promly Garden Podcast, we interview Pooja Tailor, a student who started a chapter of Active Minds in her own high school. While many people may know Active Minds to be on college campuses, Pooja has successfully brought Active Minds and conversations about suicide risk and mental health to a much younger population that absolutely needs the support.
I had my first period when I was twelve years old. That day I had worn a royal blue skater skirt to school with spandex underneath. I remember walking into my mom’s office after school and doing a twirl because I wanted to show her the way my skirt moved. She was the first oneContinue reading “Bloody Hell! We’ve Got to Destigmatize the Period”
Promly hosts Valeri Guevarra, who is a current high school senior and founder of Teen Health 101. Since the Covid-19 pandemic Valeri and her team of teens have become a prominent outlet for Gen-Z to lean on as a mental health resource.
Promly’s own Katerina Rettino offers some advice on how to use social media and journaling to increase your happiness and remain grateful in the face of challenges. Check out her article, originally posted on her wellness blog in December 2020 below. Additionally, check out some more of her posts on her blog linked here! TwoContinue reading “Not Your Mother’s Gratitude Journal: Using Instagram to Boost Your Happiness”
How parents can help their teens who are struggling with their mental health, instead of fueling isolation and invalidation. The biggest problem between parents and their kids is miscommunication. A generational difference makes this even harder to avoid. But words can change everything in the relationship between a parent and their kid, especially in theirContinue reading ““But Everyone Gets Sad Sometimes.””
How Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion’s “WAP” signifies a cultural reset that has been long awaited. “There’s some wh*res in this house, there’s some wh*res in this house-” woah woah woah. Pause the music. This is what the kids are listening to today? Where did such a shockingly explicit song, of such popularity, comeContinue reading “GenZ Opinions: “It’s Like Pleasure to My Ears!””
So, what actually is Promly’s 20 by 20? At its core, 20 by 20 is all about creating connections for you. Sometimes it’s easy to forget how disconnected we are in this connected world, and at Promly, we believe the time for better connection is now. Connection is the basis of human happiness, and withContinue reading “Living the Dream – What is 20 by 20?”
On my 17th birthday my mom left a car in the school parking lot and a key in my locker with a note congratulating me on getting my driver’s license. At the end of the day I sat in the car wondering if there was a way to get both ME and IT home withoutContinue reading “Can You Drive… Please? My Excruciating Driving Anxiety”
The creepy reality of social media for Gen. Z We have all experienced it, the random follow request, the obscure DMs, the hacking of accounts and the confusion of seeing someone you don’t know on your feed. While social media, like Instagram, is fun to keep in touch with friends and trends, at the endContinue reading “Nobody Wants to Be Your Sugar Baby”
In these troubling times, teens have not only been struggling with mental health, but also with general boredom. Quarantine has drastically decreased the amount of activities teens can partake in on a day to day basis. With shopping, playing sports, hanging out with friends, school and most other activities no longer an option, the wayContinue reading “How Gen Z Entrepreneurs Make The Most Out of Quarantine”