Creative Healing for Youth in Pain

Creative Healing for Youth in Pain (“CHYP”) is an online nonprofit helping youth who suffer from chronic pain, anxiety, depression, sleep problems, over/under eating, and more by providing exposure to creative healing experiences, social support, and educational resources to youth and to their parents.

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  • LIVE ·2021 Grants Challenge

    Creative Healing for Youth in Pain: CHYPchat

    To meet the demands exacerbated by COVID-19, Creative Healing for Youth in Pain (CHYP) is looking to expand its current online social groups for teens. Isolation has always been an issue for teens dealing with pain, anxiety, stress, and depression, but this pandemic has shrunken available supports - especially in the context of peer interactions! The CHYPchat program provides a virtual space for teens to socialize in a safe and monitored space, with the added benefit of guided psychoeducational resources and collaborative creative spaces.

  • CONNECT ·2020 Grants Challenge

    chyp's PhotoVoice

    chyp’s PhotoVoice for youth living with chronic pain and their parents is a pilot program. Participants take photos to illustrate their experience with persistent pain and coping. The project empowers participants to document their lives using cameras, fostering individual and community change through social connections. Documenting a chronic health condition with photography, with the added benefit of peer support online, can highlight areas of health disparities and provide feelings of connectedness in an otherwise isolating journey.

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