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    Empower Young People to Talk About Mental Health

    The campus tragedies that have occurred over the past few weeks at Northern Arizona University, Texas Southern University and Umpqua Community College in Oregon have, once again, brought mental health issues to the forefront of the nation’s consciousness.   These large-scale, horrific incidents – while still rare, receive a lot of media attention.  Unfortunately, they only tell part of the story. The reality is that there are many mental health stories, in every community, sometimes very close to home.  The majority of people struggling with mental health issues do not resort to violence, and instead are more likely to have acts of violence happen against them. Mental health can be one…