Youth Breaking The Silence On Depression

Nov. 21, 2014 / By and

[Editorial Note: About 11 percent of adolescents have a depressive disorder by age 18 according to the National Institute of Mental Health. On Sat., Nov., 15 600 local residents attended the WE Connect Healthcare Fair in Long Beach. VoiceWaves interviewed several young people at the event regarding their own experiences with depression. Their stories were highlighted in the video above.]

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Michael Lozano

Michael is an editor and multimedia journalist born to Mexican parents who started their own Domestic Violence counseling center in Southeast Los Angeles. His mentorship has provided youth opportunities to share their stories online on NPR, KCET, the Long Beach Post, and other national websites. His articles have been syndicated and translated into multiple languages via New America Media and ImpreMedia, the nation’s largest Spanish-language news publisher. He was a fellow with UCLA's Laboratory for Environmental Narrative Strategies, and has recently been a Votebeat Reporter for CalMatters and the Long Beach Post. Michael graduated from CSULB in 2011 with research honors in Sociology and a Journalism minor. Follow his work @chicanochico on Twitter and @thechicanochicoreport on Instagram.