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How a Dreamer Fell Through the Cracks

Posted August 11, 2015 by We'Ced

Now that I’m back in Merced, I have been challenging myself to leave my comfort zone and I feel that I have matured a lot over these past couple of years. Being at home with the moral support of family and friends has made this easier for me.

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Residents Speak Out on the Effects of Violence in Merced

Posted April 9, 2015 by We'Ced

Merced County just counted its ninth homicide of 2015 a few days ago. The previous year had the most homicides on record in the county at 31. Many of the Merced County victims have been young people of color, like the young man shot and killed in Winton earlier this week and a Merced teen who was shot and killed in the parking lot of Tenaya Middle School back in February. Much of the media coverage around the violence has focused on law enforcement, gang activity and property values. We’ced youth reporters asked our community members a different question: How has violence affected your life?

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#FeelBetter: How Hardcore Music Helps Me Cope with Depression

Posted January 14, 2015 by We'Ced

Robert Cervantez, 19, says he’s been dealing with feelings of depression since middle school. After Robert began resorting to self-harm as a coping mechanism, his family tried conventional therapy but it didn’t seem to help. Ultimately, it was a particular brand of music and the community around it that provided a much needed cathartic outlet for Robert.

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Merced LGBT Health Forum: Youth Responses

Posted August 29, 2013 by We'Ced

                Photo: LGBT Health Forum by We’Ced Youth Editor’s Note: On August 8th, We’Ced Youth Media attended Merced’s first LGBT Health Forum held at the Italo-American Lodge on Main Street. After participating in this powerful community event, We’Ced Youth put their thoughts and feelings on paper to share […]

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SURVEY: California Voters Say Mental Health Care and Emergency Preparedness Are Best Ways to Prevent School Violence (and We’Ced weighs in!)

Posted February 4, 2013 by We'Ced

Read the results of a recent survey by The California Endowment on how voters feel we can best prevent violence in our schools. Also, read what We’Ced has to say about the issue and the results of own We’Ced youth taking the survey!

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