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NPR radio station features FSPH summer camp for Latino teens.

Your Life Your Story

Latino teens demonstrate higher levels of stress, depression and suicidal thoughts than other school-age demographics in Indiana.  One summer camp aims to address this problem.  

In June, on the campus of Indiana University-Purdue University in Indianapolis, 24 campers and 9 mentors spent a week working and playing to building self-confidence and self-worth.  

One of the mentors, 18-year old Jennifer Santana, started as a camper here three summers ago. 

The name of the camp is “Your Life. Your Story” and it aims to promote mental health, because - while its Latino campers may have never shown symptoms of things like depression or anxiety - they are in one of the highest risk groups in the state. Read more ...