How Immigration & Mental Health Intersect
Journalist Fiza Pirani in conversation with Editor Kamil Ahsan.
I’ve been very frustrated by the way that the media portrays suicide. Suicide contagion has been on the rise for teenagers in wealthy, suburban American neighborhoods. Financial prosperity does not protect them from mental illness. But suicide deaths still aren’t really reported on.
Foreign Bodies, a Carter Center-sponsored newsletter by Fiza Pirani, centering immigrants with a mission to de-stigmatize mental illness and encourage storytelling.
One year after teen's suicide, Georgia father continues the fight, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution (Oct 27th, 2018), by Fiza Pirani
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The Intersections of Mental Health
FIZA PIRANI is an independent journalist, writer and editor based in Atlanta, Georgia. She is currently a student in the University of Georgia’s Master of Fine Arts in Narrative Nonfiction program and the founder of the award-winning immigrant mental health newsletter Foreign Bodies. Her work has appeared in The Guardian, Teen Vogue, Colorlines, Electric Literature. Previously, she was managing editor of The AJC’s Pulse Magazine.