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First Gen: First Generation Americans Share How Migrating Has Impacted Their Mental Health

The topic of migration and immigration have been running across headlines and sparking interest in the media more and more within the past few years. However not too many people realize that they interact with migrants, immigrants, refugees and families literally everyday.

In this podcast series, VOX ATL teen staff reporter Bailey speaks to immigrants, migrants and later generations about how moving to the united states has impacted their mental health.

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The Story Behind the Scar [PHOTO ESSAY]

I made this photo easy to share so that you don’t have to be ashamed of scars, and to let people know that scars are proof of surviving a tough battle. Mental health is just as important as physical health and scar tissue is just as valid as mental scarring. I took these pictures of fellow VMCers, and Bloomberg employees we met during a field trip.

Katharine: Heart surgery scar


Shelby: Scar from accidentally stabbing myself in my sleep


Reagan: I got “attacked” by my 12-year-old cousins.
Maurice: “I fell and glass got stuck in my knee.”
Bloomberg employee: X ray burn
Hailey: Scar on knee from falling off scooter
Hailey: Feel off a scooter, again
Amari: “I got cut on my stomach from rubbing on sharp sink.”
Amari: “I tripped when running to catch the bus. Also, when running track I jumped a hurdle and landed on my knee.


Amari: When learning how to ride a bike in the rain, her aunt pushed her a little too hard.
Bloomberg employee: Forehead scar


Reagan: Stretch marks.
Bailey: Surgery from roller skating accident

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