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Students explore their own mental health amid stigma and lack of representation

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14min 25sec

This is National Hispanic Heritage Month. It’s an opportunity to celebrate the history, culture and contributions of those from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America. But it can also be a chance to pause and reflect on the unique challenges and issues they often face, including mental health. Delta High School history teacher Janet Damon recently challenged her students with a unique class assignment. What she learned from and with her students, who are often overlooked and unheard, was quite eye-opening. Chandra Thomas Whitfield met up with her and students Alex Martinez and Jesus Vargas.