During the COVID-19 pandemic, suicide attempts in adolescent females skyrocketed by 50%. It was almost 4% in young males. This is only one of the many reasons that 20-year-old artist and activist Clarissa Perez felt called to action. Chartering Joy&TheHood, a youth wellness collective whose goal is to mentor at-risk youth, Perez hopes to encourage mindfulness, confidence, and the means and methods to tell their stories.
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By Chin-Erdene Gantulga on Sunday, March 6, 2022
During my first year of college, I was diagnosed with an autoimmune disease called Ulcerative Colitis. My doctors told me that there is no cure for my chronic disease, and I would have to live…