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Psychological well being program for immigrants

Good Morning, I am Debbie Cruz….it is Thursday, July 14th.

A Psychological well being program for immigrants. Extra on that subsequent. However first… let’s do the headlines…


Metropolis of San Diego law enforcement officials at the moment are required to acquire a warrant to carry onto or search a seized mobile phone.

The brand new coverage, introduced yesterday (Wednesday) is the results of a lawsuit settlement.

The lawsuit alleged that when San Diego police arrested Christina Griffin-Jones at a protest in 2020, they seized her telephone and refused to return it for a number of months after.


Beginning right this moment (Thursday), three neighborhood parks will likely be reworked into group festivals each weekend night this summer time.

The “Parks After Darkish” program goals to enhance youth psychological well being, and is predicated on an analogous program in LA

The San Diego festivals will likely be held on the Metropolis Heights, Linda Vista and Skyline Hills Recreation Facilities.

They’re each Thursday, Friday and Saturday evening, from six to 9 pm.

There will likely be reside leisure, actions for all ages, video games and free meals for teenagers.


If you consider a basketball courtroom, you consider an area or perhaps an outside courtroom at a park.

However this Veterans Day, two faculty basketball groups will likely be making the highest of a San Diego-based plane service their courtroom.

Gonzaga College and Michigan State will likely be going head-to-head on the 2022 Armed Forces Traditional recreation on the flight deck of the USS Abraham Lincoln at Naval Air Station North Island on November eleventh.

Each of the group’s head coaches stated it is going to be an honor to play in entrance of our nation’s women and men in uniform.


From KPBS, you are listening to San Diego Information Now. Stick with me for extra of the native information you want.


San Diego Well being officers are monitoring a worldwide monkeypox outbreak..

Right here in San Diego County, six travel-related circumstances have been reported as of Friday.

And there is not any proof of group unfold.

KPBS Well being reporter Matt Hoffman has extra.

Identical to COVID, monkeypox can infect anybody in San Diego County– Nationwide the CDC experiences homosexual, bisexual and different males who’ve intercourse with males have made up the vast majority of early circumstances. However officers stress anybody who is available in shut contact, sexual or in any other case, with somebody who has monkeypox will be contaminated.. Forward of pleasure weekend county well being officers are providing monkeypox vaccines to these thought-about at excessive threat. County deputy public well being officer Dr. Ankita Kadakia says 600 appointments have been made obtainable and all have been shortly crammed – Kadakia This was not a choice that was made solely by the county it was carried out in collaboration with LGBTQ group leaders Dr. Ankita Kadakia, San Diego deputy public well being officer I need to be very clear this isn’t a illness of homosexual males or bisexual people or transgender people. This can be a illness that we simply occur to see spreading at present. The sickness spreads by shut contact and may trigger rashes or flu-like signs, however most individuals do not should be hospitalized. MH KPBS Information


And now for a primary hand account.

Clark Marino acquired his monkeypox prognosis on Tuesday. That can convey the native case depend to 7.

KPBS metro reporter Andrew Bowen spoke with Marino about his expertise.

Here is that interview.

Andrew: I want you a speedy full restoration.

Clark: Thanks a lot, Andrew.

That was Clark Marino talking with KPBS metro reporter Andrew Bowen.


Developing…. San Diego lodge workers might strike. We’ll have that story and extra, subsequent, simply after the break.

In the midst of the busy vacationer season, staff at a significant downtown San Diego lodge are on the brink of take a strike vote.

They rallied at Metropolis Corridor yesterday (Wednesday)… and KPBS reporter Jacob Aere says they acquired some help from native leaders.

Noemi Ponce has been a housekeeper on the Hilton San Diego Bayfront for 9 years. She and different unionized staff are demanding what they are saying is a good contract. “We should not should work a number of jobs simply to get by.” The employees from Unite Right here Native 30 have been joined by San Diego mayor Todd Gloria, who says his personal mom used to scrub inns. He says lodge staff are sometimes a customer’s first impression of the town. “These guests to this metropolis depart behind tax income that we use to pave roads, pay law enforcement officials and firefighters and hold our libraries and parks open.” The union plans a strike authorization vote on the finish of this week. Jacob Aere, KPBS Information.


San Diegans will likely be getting a discover with their water payments… alerting them of a public listening to a few proposed improve of their water charges.

KPBS reporter Kitty Alvarado has the main points.

Lisa Celaya the assistant government director for the town’s public utilities division, stated they’re merely passing on the rise they’re seeing from the San Diego County Water Authority We perceive the affect of charge will increase on our prospects, particularly on our most weak, throughout these occasions Lisa Marie Harris, the finance director and treasurer with the San Diego County Water Authority, says they’re paying greater prices for water and vitality. She says they’ve already tapped into their reserves to offset these prices. In the event that they hadn’t, prospects can be seeing double-digit will increase. It is vital, that we not solely have a dependable supply of water however that we even have an reasonably priced supply of water. The general public listening to will likely be held in September. Kitty Alvarado KPBS Information.


A free psychological well being program is bettering the lives of immigrants, refugees and asylum seekers in San Diego.

KPBS Converse Metropolis Heights reporter Jacob Aere says this system has been efficient… and is now serving as a job mannequin throughout the nation.

Nyaduoth Gatkuoth is the daughter of refugees… from South Sudan who was searching for assist and a help system in San Diego. She discovered it in a gaggle referred to as “Lady Discuss.” Nyaduoth Gatkuoth | Program Participant “Having Lady Discuss, it is sort of similar to … I do not essentially go to a therapist however that is sort of like my remedy in a way.” The month-to-month help group is designed for South Sudanese ladies. Nyaduoth Gatkuoth | Program Participant “These are ladies who I see myself in. So it is principally sort of like a mirrored expertise once I’m in that house. I see people who find themselves me and I can empathize with what they are going by and sympathize as properly.” “Lady Discuss” is organized by United Ladies of East Africa, or UWEAST. Sympathy and empathy are simply a part of what’s provided. Nyaduoth Gatkuoth | Program Participant “They speak about housing points, they speak about meals insecurity points, and so forth and so forth. And so what I feel this program has carried out: it is expanded what psychological well being means.” UW EAST is one among a number of businesses within the San Diego Refugee Coalition’s Behavioral Well being Initiative. It is the primary peer-based, non-clinical psychological well being program to supply free, specialised providers for immigrants, refugees and asylum seekers. This system’s counselors converse 13 completely different languages ​​and are all refugees or immigrants themselves. Dilkhwaz Ahmed | License to Freedom CEO “Individuals really feel snug to speak to someone who can perceive the tradition, who speaks their languages.” Dilkhwaz Ahmed is the CEO of License to Freedom, a corporation that is taken the lead on offering psychological well being providers to refugees in San Diego. Prior to now 12 months alone, the behavioral well being initiative has helped over 2,000 individuals. However stigmas round discovering assist are nonetheless very prevalent within the communities these teams serve. Promised Land is with the Karen (Kuh-ren) Group of San Diego. Promised Land | Karen Group of San Diego “For our dad and mom and our previous technology, they by no means actually get to actually take into consideration their psychological well being once they have been in refugee camps. They actually take into consideration survival and stuff. So it is a new factor, you understand you progress right here to the USA after which it is a completely different battle… preventing mentally.” Behavioral Well being Specialist Nyamal Wal counsels refugees and facilitates the “Lady Discuss” help group. Nyamal Wal | Behavioral Well being Specialist “I feel they’re assimilating on a regular basis, and although lots of refugees from South Sudan have been right here because the early 90s, it is nonetheless like an on a regular basis wrestle for them.” The initiative gives one-on-one counseling, instructional workshops and important useful resource navigation. Nyamal Wal | Behavioral Well being Specialist “On a weekly foundation, I can meet with anybody. I can meet with older adults who do not actually converse a lot English and I can meet with younger ladies and simply assist counsel them, and speak about something.” And people talks are making a distinction for younger ladies like Gatkuoth. Nyaduoth Gatkuoth | Program Participant “I misplaced a sister earlier this 12 months, and so simply having that house to have the ability to speak about what I am experiencing. And having different Southern Sudanese people who’ve misplaced siblings or have misplaced someone near them, and having that protected house to have the ability to discuss what you are going by, and simply having individuals with that shared expertise… it means quite a bit and it is essential to me.” Wal says the Lady Discuss mannequin is beginning to develop, and extra Southern Sudanese ladies throughout the US are coming collectively to speak about their psychological well being. Nyamal Wal | Behavioral Well being Specialist “We have been capable of broaden Lady Discuss to different states outdoors of California. There’s principally South Sudanese within the midwest – so like Nebraska, Iowa, North Dakota, South Dakota. So we have been capable of attain out to extra younger ladies.” And Ahmed… at License to Freedom… says that is simply what they need to see for the Behavioral Well being Initiative. Dilkhwaz Ahmed | License to Freedom CEO “Different organizations can come and take a few of the classes of what works and why this program is profitable … it is as a result of it got here from the individuals themselves.” For these frightened about in search of assist, Gatkuoth has a message. Nyaduoth Gatkuoth | Program Participant “Irrespective of how small your problem is, simply attain out. Inform someone and there is at all times someone keen to offer you an open ear, and with open hearts to have the ability to settle for no matter you are saying, but additionally find a way that can assist you with no matter you are going by.” The Behavioral Well being Initiative’s providers are free, and folks searching for assist can study extra at San Diego refugee communities dot org. Jacob Aere, KPBS Information.


That is it for right this moment’s podcast. As at all times you could find extra San Diego information on-line at KPBS dot org. I am Debbie Cruz. Thanks for listening and have a fantastic day.

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