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Alyssa Jeong Perry
Community Health Reporter
I explore how Angelenos’ well-being is affected by who they are and where they live. I report on health access and outcomes — including environmental and mental health — across LA’s diverse communities.
Stories by Alyssa Jeong Perry
Overall, fresh fruits and vegetables accounted for just 5% of the combined food budget for six after-school sites reviewed by KPCC.
Our reporter spent ten months following the story of a young woman living with mental illness.
Our reporter spent ten months following the story of a young woman living with a severe mental illness.
Rapper and entrepreneur Nipsey Hussle ,33, was shot and killed on March 31 in the Hyde Park neighborhood of South Los Angeles. Hussle leaves a big legacy in his community. He contributed to schools and community organizations, started local businesses, and gave people a lot of hope — in an area of the city where there isn't always a lot of investment.
Measles making a comeback? Health experts say parents who refuse vaccinations for their children have opened the door for a disease once thought eliminated in the U.S.
Fear and confusion over a piece of immigration policy has some residents thinking they need to drop their health coverage.
Fear and confusion over an update to an immigration policy has some residents thinking they need to drop their health coverage.
People affected by California's destructive and dangerous wildfires could face long-lasting psychological harm, like post-traumatic stress disorder and depression. However some wildfire victims, especially those who live in rural areas, find it hard to reach out for, or accept, mental health care.
To help fire crews deal with the stress of fighting ever-more frequent and destructive wildfires, officials have set up a peer-support trailer in the middle of the Woolsey fire base camp.
Children as young as 7 years old who face discrimination are at a higher risk for anxiety and depression, according to a new study by UC Riverside and Clark University in Massachusetts.
Having a child with autism or a developmental disability can be tough. But for some immigrant communities, like Koreans, there's stigma attached to disabilities. And that makes it harder to get help.
Whether there’s a mass shooting, a large fire or a fatal car crash, first responders are there. That kind of job can lead to chronic stress and depression. On Tuesday, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors asked the fire chief, sheriff's department and other agencies to reevaluate their current suicide and mental health programs with an eye towards improving them.
The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors moved one step closer Tuesday to placing an initiative on the 2020 ballot that would require the sheriff's civilian oversight commission to study whether the county could redirect the more than $2 billion budgeted for a new jail to programs designed to reduce the number of mentally ill inmates.
Two Central American teenagers who journeyed to the U.S. alone share their mental health struggles after settling in Los Angeles.
Mental health experts say family separation can lead to post-traumatic stress disorder, anxiety and more. Immigrant children came to the U.S. illegally on their own and face mental health challenges.