Posts by Maisie Newbury

#7: May Retreat: ‘Just a Kid’: Teenagers Thinking Outside the Box

Part I: During this school year, I have had to prioritize and compartmentalize more than I ever have before. Multi-tasking...

March Retreat: Like-Minded Youth Seeking One-of-a-kind Change

‘What’s the Story?’ has provided me with an incredibly unique learning experience that not only brought me to the limit...

Dec Retreat: The Truth, The Whole Truth, And Nothing But the Truth

It’s been quite a weekend. We started with learning all about the technical aspects of a good interview, from lighting...

#9: Strangers to Mental Health Care: Interviewing the Outsiders

-Do you know someone who struggles with mental illness? -How would you define mental health? -Do you believe that anyone...

Nov Retreat: Everyone is a Stakeholder in Mental Health Care

I came in this weekend, tired from waking up early to help load up my cross country team’s bus to...

#8: Focusing In: Refining My Viewpoint on Mental Healthcare in VT

I want to create something the help  better Vermont’s new, evolving mental health care system so that everyone is taken...

#7: Instructions Not Included

(1) Robbie is my extremely happy, dashing, nineteen-year-old brother. But in addition to all of those things, Robbie has severe...

#6: What’s the Endgame for Mental Health Care in VT?

#5: If the Shoe Doesn’t Fit– Go Barefoot: The Consequences of Living with no Support System

Every year, the Vermont Department of Mental Health has a conference that is open to the public. This conference is...

#4: The Missing Pieces in Periodicity

  Why am I doing this? Why am I here? What is the purpose of all this? It’s a simple...

#3: “Who’s Falling Through The Cracks?”

#3: “Who’s Falling Through The Cracks?”

I went into these interviews already knowing my own thoughts on the subject of mental illness, and the people I...

#1: The Adventures of Emma and George

I am the one who loves to tell stories. Ever since I was little, I’d tell my friends stories about...

#2: Addiction, Autism, Acceptance

#2: Addiction, Autism, Acceptance

I find myself drawn to issues surrounding mental health. Particularly in issues focusing on the recovery of addicts, and the...

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