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 When it comes to Makeup, Color Matters

Posted March 27, 2018 by We'Ced

    As a hardcore makeup lover and a young woman with fair skin, finding makeup to suit my skin tone has been pretty easy. Makeup seems to be catered for girls who look like me.   Recently, while shopping for beauty products, I found myself examining the color selection for people of color (POC). I […]

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Depression and Anxiety, High Schoolers Share Woes on Accessing Mental Health Care

Posted February 16, 2018 by We'Ced

Originally produced by YouthWire  Story by Victor Seguin When we think of schools we think of our education and the learning skills of our next generation; however we don’t always think about the mental wellbeing of those in our schools. We know education is important, but the students in these schools won’t be able to […]

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Victor Seguin (middle) with his former We 'Ced Youth Media mentor Crystal Rivera (right) and We 'Ced reporter Hannah Esqueda (left) at the Multicultural center in Merced Calif.

What does it mean to be a mentor?

Posted January 19, 2018 by We'Ced

  In honor of National Mentoring Month, We’Ced sat down with former youth reporter and current mentor Victor Seguin to get his take on what it means to help guide and support young people. From reminders to lend a compassionate ear to the importance of leading by example, Victor’s words of wisdom are a great […]

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Mental health advocates host Merced’s first-ever Spanish-language forum

Posted July 14, 2017 by We'Ced

According to the 2016 Merced County Community Health Assessment, Hispanic and Latino residents reported higher rates of chronic depressive symptoms than White counterparts, despite having lower diagnosis rates. The community’s youth are also vulnerable, with more than 34 percent of Latino teens in Merced County reporting depression-related feelings almost every day for two weeks or more, according to KidsData.

Too often, Guillen said, Latino and immigrant families get used to operating under stressful conditions and fail to recognize the signs of more serious mental health disorders like depression, anxiety or even Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).

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California Youth Weigh In: Mental Health

Posted May 18, 2017 by We'Ced

(This post originally appeared on theknowfresno.org and represents a collection of youth voices from YouthWire and partner media groups throughout the state. Special thanks to The kNOw Youth Media Program Manager and Editor, Kody Stoebig.) Editor’s Note: May is Mental Health Awareness Month. Since 1949, May has been dedicated to educating the public about the reality of […]

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