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The shocking call came a decade ago from campus police at UC Berkeley. Kwang Ho Kim's son, a straight-A student, had dumped all his clothes on the bed and set them on fire.
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For one mental health counselor in Washington state, Obamacare has improved mental health care for many of her clients. With some providers seeing an uptick in newly insured clients, more adults and children are getting long-needed care.

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I can put up with all the inconveniences and expenses of cancer treatment. What got me was having to tell my children — Alex, who’s 14, and Stella, just 11 — that I have a particularly dangerous form of cancer. It was by far the hardest thing I’ve ever had to do.

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The most common inherited form of intellectual disability and autism, Fragile X Syndrome still isn't familiar enough to the general public -- or to pediatricians -- says one Southern California doctor. He urges all parents of children with autism to have them tested.

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Indian country is a very different world from the one most of us mainstream reporters inhabit. Here are some ways to make stories about Native Americans easier to put together and more accurate.

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"We Breathe Again" tackles the reality of high suicide rates in Alaska and the prevention efforts aiming to help. The film's director says, the movie is "about serious issues, but it’s also uplifting—a healing journey."

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At risk youth have an opportunity to make a change and get the help they need through a suicide-prevention camp put together by Native American tribes.

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Native teens and twenty-somethings are killing themselves at an alarming pace. For those 15 to 24, the rate is 3.5 times that of other Americans and rising.

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Native teens and twenty-somethings are killing themselves at an alarming pace. For those 15 to 24, the rate is 3.5 times that of other Americans and rising.

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The pandemic has thrown into brutal relief the extent to which the U.S. health care system produces worse outcomes for patients of color. And yet there has been scant focus on one of the biggest drivers of structural racism in health care: How doctors and hospitals are paid. In this webinar, we’ll highlight the ways in which the health care system’s focus on money and good grades is shortchanging the health of communities of color. Sign-up here!

U.S. children and teens have struggled with increasing rates of depression, anxiety and suicidal behavior for much of the past decade. Join us as we explore the systemic causes and policy failures that have accelerated the crisis and its inequitable impact, as well as promising community-driven approaches and evidence-based practices. The webinar will provide fresh ideas for reporting on the mental health of youth and investigating the systems and services. Sign-up here!

The USC Center for Health Journalism at the Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism is seeking two Engagement Editors and a social media consultant to join its team. Learn more about the positions and apply.

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