Living With Depression

Feb. 11, 2013 / By

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by Lisa Vasquez

Editor’s Note: This story was originally published in We’Ced Youth Magazine Issue #2

I hate living here! was carved into my bed. I would sit on the floor and stare at it for hours. We had just moved from our little apartment and I had to leave behind all the friends and the memories I had made.

It was the end of my sixth grade year and I was just about to go into seventh grade. I found it hard to adjust to new surroundings and I wasn’t ready to start fresh. I was nervous, confused and angry. Since the move my mom and I had been arguing. It was like we couldn’t even be around each other without one of us picking at the others throat. I just thought that all the tension between my mom and I was because of the move and my little seventh grade hormones.

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Merced and its surrounding areas have always had a vibrant population of young people. Unfortunately, too often there is a disconnect between generations that can lead to misunderstandings and a lack of communication. WeCed's aim through its program and publication is to highlight and empower youth to tell their stories and that of their communities, while providing them with the guidance and skill-building necessary to foster the development of their strongest possible voice.