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Sharon Salyer's Work

The only place 13-year-old Jordan Torres seemed to find comfort was in his darkened bedroom. He remembers feeling the same way, and not knowing why, when he was much younger, just 6 or 7 years old.

Pairing English-language and ethnic media to report stories can be rewarding and result in great journalism — but it poses its own challenges. Sharon Salyer and Alejandro Dominguez share what they learned from each other in reporting an award-winning series on Hispanic mental health.

The Laotian teenager was hearing voices saying that he needed to die. He wasn't sleeping or eating. He was losing weight. And he was convinced some force was trying to push him from a second-story window.