Youth fight for racial justice, and take their convictions to the polls

By Alan Gomez and Pamela Rentz With the world gripped by a global pandemic and protests over police brutality raging across the U.S., young adults and teenagers played a significant role in the activism work that defined 2020. Generation Z and Millenials were heavily involved in protests, marches, social media campaigns and the November elections....

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Mental health, racial disparities and technology issues top concerns for New Mexico youth

By Pamela Rentz and Sarah Meehan Mental health issues, racial disparities and lack of technology access were problematic for New Mexico students prior to COVID-19. And the pandemic exacerbated those complications for students across Albuquerque Public Schools.  Albuquerque students worked with advocacy organizations, education officials and legislators throughout the 2020-2021 academic year after a survey...

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Healthy Diet and Mind on Therapy Thursday

Davon Harris “If your plate could talk, what would it say about your life?” said Tambra Raye Stevenson, a nutritionist and councilmember of the DC Food Policy Council Board. Stevenson was a guest panelist on a recent Instagram live discussion focused on how eating a plant based diet can affect your mental and physical health...

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Suicide Prevention on Therapy Thursday

By Pam Rentz “Be curious about others’ wellness instead of being judgmental or critical.”  That’s what Dr. Charlayne Hayling-Williams had to say about mental illness warning signs during a recent Instagram Live hosted by Urban Health Media Project. On the IG Live, called “Therapy Thursday,” the topic of discussion was suicide and self-harm prevention.  Hayling-Williams,...