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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
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.
Pediatricians in Orange County can now pick up the phone to get help when treating their patients who suffer from mental illness.
African American men are much more likely to get prostate cancer and die from it than men of other races.
The head of the state Department of Toxic Substances Control says it will take two more years to finish removing lead from all of 2,500 properties near the old Exide battery recycling plant in Vernon.
This coming weekend people who rely on the state food and cash assistance program, known as EBT, will be out of luck, at least temporarily.
California fire officials made their annual prediction for this year’s fire season on Thursday. Their forecast: it could be as bad as last year’s, which set historic records. This time, they want to be better prepared, and have asked for $100 million in this year's state budget for pay for more first responders, and equipment like helicopters and fire prediction mapping.
Airbnb has been under fire for discrimination towards travelers who’ve been turned away based on their race. Now the company has announced a new partnership with civil rights organization NAACP.