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Irene Caselli

27 September 2019

Lampedusa, Italy

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In Lampedusa, a small Italian island, those that are struggling with mental health issues are finding help and solace in a local vegetable garden. Although this solution is not intended to act as a stand-alone answer,...

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Kara Leigh Lofton

18 September 2019

West Virginia, United States

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States typically do no employ an exact protocol for treating opioid-dependent pregnant women, but several states including Virginia, West Virginia and Kentucky are working on addressing this gap in health care. Althou...

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Jennifer Chowdhury

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17 September 2019

Ukhia, Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh

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In the Kutupalong Refugee Camp in Bangladesh, Rohingya women are overcoming the societal restraints that bound them at home in Myanmar and becoming leaders and change-makers in their community. Despite resistance from...

Chicago Tribune

Karen Berkowitz

12 September 2019

Chicago, Illinois, United States

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In 2013, the United Nations deemed access to menstrual supplies a human right. Since then, Illinois has taken a number of steps to make access to these products even easier. This story includes solutions such as free ...

Teen Vogue

Ari Honarvar

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5 September 2019

United States

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LGBTQ asylum seekers face a unique set of problems coming to the United States, often from places where gender expression and sexuality are strictly regulated. Four organizations across the US, Mexico, and Canada are ...

Broadview Magazine

Anne Theriault

5 September 2019

Geel, Belgium

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Normalizing mental health care helps create inclusive communities. In Geel, in Belgium, centuries of pilgrims seeking the blessing of Dymphna, the city’s patron saint of mental illness, have created a culture of commu...

The Guardian

Nate Berg

2 September 2019

Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany

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Attitudes towards the legalization of sex work are changing around the world, and now some cities have even started considering public spaces for sex work while developing urban infrastructure plans. From Cologne, Ger...

The New York Times

Joseph Darius Jaafari

27 August 2019

Diepsloot, Johannesburg, South Africa

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In Diepsloot, South Africa, a small office called Lawyers Against Abuse offers legal support for sexual assault cases in a violent city that traditionally does little to address the issue. The organization offers lawy...

Reasons to be Cheerful

Carlyn Zwarenstein

24 August 2019

Porto, Portugal

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Since introducing both the decriminalization of a range of substances like heroin and cocaine and new harm-reduction strategies in 2001, Portugal has seen success in driving down HIV cases, overdoses, and needle shari...

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Chris Nelson

Arezow Doost

18 August 2019

Austin, Texas, United States

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5-15 Minutes

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Concerned about their children's mental health as a result of excessive and unmonitored screen time, several parents in Austin are taking district-wide pacts to not buy their children smartphones before a certain grad...

Al Jazeera

Sunaina Kumar

18 August 2019

Punjab, India

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In a country where 16,000 or more farmers die from suicide, Kiranjit Kaur founded Kisan Mazdoor Khudkushi Peedit Parivar Committee to support families of suicide victims in India. After her own father took his life af...

The Greater Sum

Anna Taylor

12 August 2019

Houston, Texas, United States

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In 2012, Megan Marcus founded FuelEd, an organization that trains teachers in emotional and social health so that they can be adequately prepared for their role as a mentor to children. Their practices are based in tr...

The Mercury

Madison Kuklentz

Gabriella DeMelfi

Thomas Garlick

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9 August 2019

Schwenksville, Pennsylvania, United States

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Pennsylvania’s Perkiomen Watershed Conservancy has built a grassroots base of volunteers that help clean up the local environment. Through education at schools and summer workshops, outreach projects, and asking volun...

NPR

Rhitu Chatterjee

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7 August 2019

McGregor, Minnesota, United States

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Due to urban migration from rural areas, communities in less populated regions around the country are experiencing increased loneliness and lack of social connection; a health organization in Minnesota is building per...

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Megan Clement

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6 August 2019

Bronx, New York, United States

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When paired with evidence-based intervention methods, hip hop therapy is gaining ground as a means of increasing the odds that the intervention will work. Although further studies are needed to prove the effectiveness...

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Alison Kotch

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29 July 2019

New York, New York, United States

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A program called RAPP (Relationship Abuse Prevention Program) uses safe spaces for teens to talk about their romantic relationships with both peer and adult leaders as a way to prevent abusive relationships through ed...

Things that Work Uganda

Caleb Okereke

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26 July 2019

Bidibidi, Uganda

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In 2018 Bidibidi's Got Talent crowned the dance group Burn dem squad as best in the entire settlement. The group was founded by a few teenage boys and is now made up of 15 members aged 17-19. The founders say that the...

Nigeria Health Watch

Bashar Abubakar

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23 July 2019

Beji village, Bosso Local Government Area, Niger, Nigeria

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In Niger State, not all health clinics are treated equally, but one in the Beji village, Bosso Local Government Area (LGA) acts as a model for other healthcare providers to follow. From proactively educating patients ...

Los Angeles Times

Susan Spillman

19 July 2019

Los Angeles, California, United States

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For one family, living plastic-free was a lifestyle decision made after they learned more about the harm that plastic waste causes. The Watt family lives as plastic-free as possible – carrying their own utensils, buyi...

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Jennifer Chowdhury

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9 July 2019

Teknaf, Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh

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The Shalbagan refugee camp in Bangladesh is one of 30 similar camps to elect leaders, except in this one women made up half of the elected officials. Over 40,000 Rohingya refugees live in the camp, and they come from ...

The Atlantic

Deborah Fallows

29 June 2019

New York City, New York, United States

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The Andrew Heiskell Braille and Talking Book Library is a branch of the New York Public Library system that offers a wide array of services for vision-impaired adults and children. They hold the largest physical colle...

The Guardian

Stephen Burgen

19 June 2019

Gaziantep, Gaziantep Province, Turkey

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A small Turkish city named Gaziantep, only 60 miles from war-torn Aleppo, is a role model when it comes to taking in and integrating migrants fleeing violence in Syria. Gaziantep has already taken in 500,00 refugees (...

The New York Times

Rikha Sharma Rani

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19 June 2019

Miami, Florida, United States

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Miami is home to a special type of child welfare program called CHANCE (Citrus Helping Adolescents Negatively Impacted by Commercial Exploitation) that is designed specifically for youth in foster care that have been ...

The Guardian

Stephen Burgen

10 June 2019

Jerez de la Frontera, Andalusia, Spain

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A haute cuisine restaurant in the Spanish city of Jerez offers employment only for people with disabilities who are left out of the mainstream workforce. The restaurant employs 20 people with conditions ranging from D...

The Guardian

Paige Towers

7 June 2019

United States

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No matter where you are in the world, noise pollution negatively impacts your life and the lives of many animals. Becoming more aware of the unnecessary noises in the world, such as lawnmowers and snowmobiles, may be ...

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