Community Health, Youth Voices
Leah Wight found help through support groups on her college campus when she was stumbling through grief after her father’s death from cancer. She realized her younger sister had fewer options to deal with the isolation that comes with grief. “Merced has yet to offer any ‘Sharing Place,’ but we desperately need one… It is inevitable that some of our youth will experience loss in childhood. Their recovery process is in part dependent on the resources available to them in our community.” Her candid commentary is on We’Ced.