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Student Stories

“Stop it! You’re making me sick!”: Moving documentary spotlights the pivotal battle to declassify homosexuality as illness Missouri high school students recommend ways to improve school safety, student mental health Borough students talk mental health, racism in local high schools Staten Island high school students face racial segregation, bullying and mental health issues Missouri high...

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2020: A quick look back

2020 was a challenging year filled with uncertainty, hardship and trauma, but it has also been a year that inspired resiliency.  Our community and students had powerful stories and voices to share, so we adapted our programs to safely continue empowering students with our journalism workshops virtually and sharing the stories they covered about people...

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Just so you know… Message from UHMP CEO

It’s an understatement to say things at the Urban Health Media Project are lit. Depending on your age, you may take that to mean we’re misbehaving. I’ve learned from the students that it actually means we’re excellent and exciting. And I’m certainly excited.  We’re growing quickly! Nearly four years after we launched in March 2017...

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We have a new college partnership with Georgetown University and our first full semester co-teaching at a high school

For the first time, UHMP is co-teaching a full semester on community health storytelling with a high school, Richard Wright Public Charter School in Washington, D.C. Instructor and former journalist Jeannine Hunter is co-teaching at the high school, which specializes in journalism and media arts. She’s using our unique curriculum developed by Teresa Redd, professor...

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We’re taking on LGBTQ+ mental health coverage

On Feb. 18, UHMP hosted a focus group for LGBTQ+ youth addressing mental health within the LGBTQ+ community. Students were encouraged to speak openly about the positive and negative health experiences specific to the LGBTQ+ community and what factors contribute to either outcome., The young people were extremely open to sharing their experiences. We held...