At a recent mental health forum for the Dolores School District, counselors and psychologists from the schools and around the community talked about how to tackle mental health issues, especially among young people. There was a long discussion afterwards about how best to approach such subjects.
During the discussion, one person asked, "what if we talk to the young people directly about mental health?"
On this episode of the Fish Bowl, KSJD’s monthly talk show featuring the voices of young people in our community, KSJD's Austin Cope sat down with 16-year-old O’Ryah Shaffer. KSJD obtained parental permission to do this interview.
Note: this interview contains some strong language and descriptions of self-harm.
The Fish Bowl is produced with help from the School Community Youth Collaborative.