Connection Between Unspoken Emotional Damage and Violence In Merced County

Highlights  Last two years described as ‘bloodiest’ by officials Parents who have lost children experience depression, anxiety, stress Families must go through different stages of grief before starting healing process, therapist says BY ANA B. IBARRA aibarra@mercedsunstar.com  First in a three-part series. Ana B. Ibarra’s reporting on community violence and its effects on health was undertaken…

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Violence and Health: What’s the Connection?

Highlights Violent-crime victims in county report various health concerns Unsafe neighborhoods known to affect mental, physical, emotional health Upcoming project to explore issue in greater depth BY ANA B. IBARRA aibarra@mercedsunstar.com  When you move to a new city, you do your research. You look up living costs and if you have children you do research…

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