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When I was sixteen years old, my family and I went to church every day for about two months. It was the same pattern; pray, light a candle and sit in silence until it was time to go home. What prompted this religious routine was my mother passing away due to a cancerous tumor that […]

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I was probably seven years old when we first met. My mom and my aunt were both in charge of a group at church. My aunt was in charge of the grown-ups while my mother was in charge of us kids. Every Friday while my aunt was with the adults praying the rosary, the kids […]

High school sophomore Kelly Morimoto says when her friend first came to her to talk about his depression she was “shocked.” No one, after all, had ever spoken to her about how to respond in these kinds of situations. “I didn’t believe him [at first] because he seemed so normal all the time … like […]

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For Dolaphine Kwok, the euphoria of graduating from college was quickly replaced by a growing unease about the road ahead. “You just feel scared. Your academic bubble is popped, you feel unsure of yourself,” says the 22-year-old California native who graduated earlier this year from the University of Arizona with a degree in Optical Engineering. […]

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A mí y a mis padres nos gusta contar cuentos. Rememorar malos viejos tiempos es un pasatiempo que tenemos para acordarnos de cuánto hemos logrado. Como a muchos estudiantes, aquellos malos viejos tiempos a menudo interrumpían mis estudios. Aunque mantenía mis buenas calificaciones, estaba perdida emocionalmente. Me parecía que llevaba dos mochilas – una con mis […]

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My parents and I like to tell stories. It’s a hobby of ours to reminisce on the bad old days to remind us how far we’ve come. Like a lot of students, those bad old days often got in the way of my schooling. While I kept up my grades, emotionally I was lost. It […]

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