Mental Health

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

16.02.2018 / By

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.

What does it mean to be a mentor?

19.01.2018 / By
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  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.

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

14.07.2017 / By
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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).