Owen Racer is a freelance journalist who has traversed a multitude of the country’s regions on varying beats. His reporting is currently focused on mental health. owenracer.com
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Local Organizations Support Mental Health Among Afghan Youth
The intergenerational trauma that young Afghan refugees inherit is compounded by legislation that could determine their stateside fate
Refugee youth often bring traumatic lived experiences, known as adverse childhood experiences, raising the demand for U.S.-based mental health services. A network of support groups has formed to provide culturally sensitive care and catch those falling through the cracks.
A Push for School-Based Mental Health
Ratcheted up by the pandemic, students’ mental health has become an important focus in schools
Schools and universities in the Capital Region have taken an array of approaches to assure mental health is one of the many pillars a student’s education addresses.