Las Vegas teenager hopes to make a difference by starting a support group

LAS VEGAS (KLAS)– A 13-year-old from Las Vegas wants to make a difference by starting a peer support network called Brooklynn’s Therapeutic Help.

The goal is to provide teens with a way to talk about issues they may be facing at home, at school, or in their personal lives.

“If they need help with anything or help talking to a friend or if they need help resolving an argument with a friend or just want to tell me about their day , I would be open to that,” Brooklynn said.

Having an online forum gives teens another option to talk if they don’t feel comfortable speaking up in person, the 13-year-old said.

The idea for creating the website came from Brooklynn’s own experiences last year.

“I think I also use the website as a coping skill because last year when I was struggling,” Brooklynn added. “I felt pretty much alone and no one understood it, but people started responding to me and it showed me that other people had similar issues to what I had before. It also helps me to know that I am not alone.

The website also contains a link to other de-stressing methods and coping skills.

Since the website’s inception, feedback from friends, family, teachers, and classmates has been positive.

Virginia S. Braud