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7 Leaves Cafe Breaking Male Masculinity Stigma

Gina Campos, Photographer December 4, 2020

On a casual visit to 7 Leaves Cafe, junior Alyssa Hernandez was taken by surprise by what awaited her upon entering the boba cafe for the very first time. There to welcome her arrival was the crew of 7...

To believe that you are okay is what, Rebecca Melendez, 12, deems most important for mental health. “Mental health means to me that you are okay and believe that you are okay because from my experience I have seen my friends say they are okay when they weren’t,” Melendez stated. “What helps me is sitting by myself to collect my thoughts listening to music. Yoga has also been a big help for me because it makes me relax from when I am in my head and overthinking.”

Stigma Around Mental Health

Katherine Portillo and Jaylene Cardona March 13, 2020

Dealing with Mental Health issues is very difficult, let alone dealing with these problems as teenagers, especially when we are barely figuring out who we are as people and what our purpose is.  By...

Lets Talk About Mental Health

October 22, 2019

Talking about how to bring awareness to mental health issues and getting rid of the stigma on our campus.

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