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Happy people are not always happy

Fighting mental health stigmas for LA youth

by Anny Jiang

It is okay to talk about mental health; it is not something to be ashamed of. A lot of teens I , such as my classmates and friends, have been suffering from mental health issues and are afraid to talk about it. Many people go through the same thing and people--youths--need to know that they are NOT alone. It helps to know that someone else is going through the same thing. It is healthy to talk to someone about your problems and it is good to get it out. Society needs to know that not all people who seem “fine” and “happy” are, and that’s okay.

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