Posts Tagged as "mental health"

Believing in Myself

February 7, 2019 / By
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Friendships have the potential to impact our wellness positively or negatively. How do you cope when a companion is no longer a part of your life? 

A new home called frostbite

January 7, 2019 / By
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  According to the Merced City and County Continuum of Care, the City of Merced homeless count dropped very slightly from 318 to 310 in 2018, though the number of displaced people in Merced County rose from 454 to 514.

Let’s talk about anxiety

August 9, 2018 / By
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    I have anxiety. I’m a 16 year old introvert who over the last year has figured out that she has anxiety.

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

July 14, 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).

California Youth Weigh In: Mental Health

May 18, 2017 / By
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(This post originally appeared on theknowfresno.org and represents a collection of youth voices from YouthWire and partner media groups throughout the state.