Rosecrance recently partnered with a local student to produce behavioral health-focused articles for her website, which offers a variety of educational content geared toward teenagers.
Bridget Krysztopa, a junior at Keith Country Day School in Rockford, launched bFITTEENS in 2015. The website features blog entries written for teens by teens and industry professionals with positive and reliable health, fitness and financial advice.
Rosecrance signed on as a sponsor and monthly blogger for bFIT in December, and our first post will go live later this week. Other sponsors and bloggers are Alpine Bank, Rockford Spine Center, Rockford Health System and the YMCA of Rock River Valley.
Krysztopa reached out to Rosecrance after receiving inquiries through the site from teens with questions and concerns about behavioral health issues.
“Since we launched in August, we have seen a dramatic impact in the number of followers and individuals seeking advice and insight from bFITTEENS,” Krysztopa said. “Teens are seeking information on everything from health and wellness to financial fitness. The addition of Rosecrance provides another level of professional information and guidance targeted directly to young people.”
Earlier this year, the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence conducted an online national survey of 22,000 teens who shared that they experience negative emotions at school on a daily basis. Krysztopa attended the Emotion Revolution Summit hosted last year by the Yale Center and Lady Gaga’s Born This Way Foundation.
“Adults might tell teenagers that they are in the ‘best years of their lives,’ but many of today’s teens face a lot of stress, and that can cause significant anxiety and depression,” said Judy Emerson, Rosecrance’s director of communications. “We are dedicated to providing and supporting programs and services that help residents of our community of all ages address the challenges. We look forward to sharing tips and offering a better understanding of these topics to help teens live healthier and happier lives.”