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Gen Z and Alpha reporters power this 17-Part multimedia project developed by YR Media in collaboration with the California Youth Media Network
In response to alarming mental health statistics, YR Media and members of the California Youth Media Network (CYMN) launched “You’re Not Alone,” a new reporting series aimed at shedding light on the challenges facing younger generations. With contributions from across California, the “You’re Not Alone” reporting project offers a compassionate and informative look at a range of topics from anxiety and depression, to the impact of climate change on mental health.
Featuring writers from the Boyle Heights Beat, The kNOw, Richmond Pulse, We’Ced, Coachella Unincorporated, Voices of Monterey Bay, and YR Media the series aims to raise awareness about the experiences of younger generations and promote greater understanding and empathy for their struggles. Funding for the series was provided by The California Endowment.
By Noumaan Faiz
Mental health awareness is huge for so many people. It's a big component of the progress within communities that have been denied access to therapy and psychiatric care for so long. In 2021, suicide had been attempted by 1.7 million Americans, according to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. Nearly 3% of these attempts resulted in death. While the ratio is considerably small, it is not insignificant.
By Ana Valdes
The beginning of the academic year has always been a struggle for me. When I was 6 I was diagnosed with ADHD, widely known as Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, which can be quite a challenge to manage. Although, as I'm heading into my second year of college (and unmediated), I have learned to carry on with it, while getting A’s and B’s.
Here are some ideas that could help someone you know who is struggling or for yourself.
By Knives Nguyen
Hustle. The grind never stops. Work harder, work faster. Many famous entrepreneurs, inventors, and celebrities subscribe to and encourage what’s known as "hustle culture."
Hustle culture, while the idea can be motivating towards goals of making more money, living a disciplined life, and realizing your fullest potential, it can be hard to know when to stop. Especially with the rise of social media and advanced technology, Gen-Z is feeling the pressure to perform like a machine.