Valley Women traditionally has been a magazine centered on the stories of women in our communities who have already made “it.” By and large, they’re the ones you find in positions of leadership, operating at the top of their professions and blazing new trails for others to follow.

According to the National Institute of Mental Health, one in five adolescents between the ages of 13 and 18 experience a severe mental disorder at some point. The same organization lists suicide as the 10th leading cause of death in the United States, and the second leading cause of death am…

After word got out that Hailey Contreras decided to use the funds she would’ve used for her quinceañera to help those less fortunate, four different local party organizations approached her and offered to host her 15th birthday at no cost.