Opinion: A South Central youth on the importance of mental health resources

Ashley Orellana, Opinion Editor

 

David Mesquita

“What my life would’ve looked like if I didn’t spend so much time hiding and blaming myself.”

 

David Mesquita

“I remember one of my first stories being when I was 5 years old. I would play outside of my public housing complex in Pueblo Del Rio.”

 

David Mesquita

“It’s hard to escape violence and crime in low-income neighborhoods. It’s hard to breathe without inhaling the surrounding violence. It’s what comes with poverty.”

 

David Mesquita

“I’m able to learn so much about myself. Especially with my OCD. Helping me cope and process those isolating thoughts.”