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May 18, 2017

California Youth Weigh In: Mental Health

Editor’s Note: May is Mental Health Awareness Month. Since 1949, May has been dedicated to educating the public about the reality of mental health in the U.S. and ending the stigmas that surround this. In honor of that history, we asked young people across California to share their own experiences with mental health issues. Read below to see what they had to say about mental health at home, in school and among their peers.

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This post was made in collaboration with Youth Radio, Coachella Unincorporated, Access Sacramento, We’Ced Youth Mediaand YouthWire.



About the Author

Hannah Esqueda

A lifelong resident of the Central Valley, Hannah has spent several years covering news in and around the Fresno area. She has a degree in Journalism from Washington and Lee University, and was a 2016 participant in the USC Annenberg Health Journalism Fellowship. Currently, she serves as We’Ced’s Program Associate and Reporter.






 
 

 

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