Identity and Anxiety in Relationships

Couple holding hands

Relationships are a good thing. Relationships not only give us support and community, but they also give us hope. However, the one thing a relationship shouldn’t give you is identity. Your identity is unique to you, and you alone. Searching for your identity in a friend, family member, girlfriend, or boyfriend will only leave you…

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Curate Hope: New Name, Same Mission

If you’ve been following us for some time, you might have seen that we recently changed our name from the Youth Leadership Collective to Curate Hope. We are still passionate about youth and leadership, but we realized that our message and vision reach beyond those two concepts alone. At the root of it, our message…

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How to Help Teens in Crisis

Have you ever found yourself in a situation where you were trying to help teens in crisis? Did you know what to do or what to say? Without preparing for those moments in advance, it’s easy to fall back on cliches. But oftentimes, cliches are the last thing the student needs in a time of…

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Helping Your Teen Through Despair

There’s no way around it, at some point your kids is going to face disappointment, rejection, and hurt. Sometimes this can lead to despair. Despair is a loss of hope, believing that tomorrow won’t be any better than today. Despair is a powerful emotional state and a dangerous one if not healed and brought back…

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