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Student-run podcast 'Project Oyster 'aims to share peers' hard-won pearls of wisdom about mental health

Original post made on Jun 28, 2019

Three Gunn High School students are challenging that reality with a new podcast that features intimate interviews with classmates about depression, suicide, loss and identity.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Friday, June 28, 2019, 8:15 AM

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Posted by Sarah1000
a resident of Los Altos
on Jun 29, 2019 at 6:13 am

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This open discussion of mental health issues and addiction, which can appear during adolescence, will save lives. Blessings to Hanna, Sophia and Vardaan.


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Posted by Teacher
a resident of Barron Park
on Jun 29, 2019 at 2:14 pm

As much as this is good intentioned and fuzzy wuzzy these minors need to be careful. The internet is forever and future employers will be mining.


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Posted by Employer
a resident of Community Center
on Jun 29, 2019 at 2:33 pm

@Teacher wrote "As much as this is good intentioned and fuzzy wuzzy these minors need to be careful. The internet is forever and future employers will be mining."

I would tend to hire the kids who shared their views on depression and suicide over those who have not. I appreciate the honesty and that they have gone through some form of struggle and survived is a positive, in my opinion.


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Posted by Another employer
a resident of College Terrace
on Jun 29, 2019 at 2:38 pm

@ employer
You might. Another employer might mot. Depends on the field.


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Posted by Legal Eagle
a resident of College Terrace
on Jun 30, 2019 at 9:36 am

Listened to an episode. A minor exposing private medical history mental or otherwise.....did their parents sign off on this? Condoned by an academic program? Wow


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Posted by Harold A Maio
a resident of another community
on Jun 30, 2019 at 3:07 pm


---we at first feared being stigmatized...

Editors:

I am not sure what that specifically means... I'd like to see it spelled out.

Harold A Maio


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Posted by Paul Heft
a resident of Midtown
on Jun 30, 2019 at 8:05 pm

Good article. What the student podcasters are doing really makes sense to me (age 67). I'm convinced the world is becoming a tougher place for most of us, and facing emotional difficulties is an important skill for all of us.


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Posted by valid
a resident of Midtown
on Jul 3, 2019 at 5:53 pm

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