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Southwest Health System operates a summer intern program for youth interested in pursuing careers in healthcare. KSJD's Karen Childress spoke with the hospital's education director Mehgan Higman about how the program works and how community youth can get involved.

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The social climate for LGBTQ people, especially young people, has always been full of uncertainty and challenges.

Youth Perspectives On Racism

Feb 2, 2017
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In this episode of The Fish Bowl, KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Brittney Peacock, a senior at Mancos High School, about her recent public encounter with racism and how it has shaped the conversations she now has about race with her friends and family.

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According to Karen Finch, Elementary School counselor for the Dolores Schools, behavioral health issues “know no boundaries.” It can span between socioeconomic backgrounds, races, and genders. She says the Dolores Schools focus on raising protective factors and lowering risk factors to increase resilience in the community. KSJD's Austin Cope talked with Finch to learn more about what mental health problems can look like among elementary school students, how bullying plays a part, and what the community can do about it.

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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.