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1637 N. Ashland Ave
Chicago, IL 60622


Street-Level Youth Media is a non-profit, media arts literacy organization serving Chicago's youth.  We teach audio engineering, mixing, video production, digital photography, online journalism, and more.  If you are between the ages of 12 through 24, all of our programs and services are free.

If you live in Chicago and are between 12 - 24 years old, come take part in one or all of our media arts programs, book a private studio session, use our computer lab or join one of our clubs.  We also host an open-mic on the first Friday of each month.  

My Sister's Mental Heath

Mild Sauce

A Youth-Run Webzine From Chicago.

My Sister's Mental Heath



Reported and produced by: Lauren Delgado, 16 Mental health is an important issue in many teenagers' lives.  Suicide is the third leading cause of death for 10 to 24 year-olds.  Of these adolescents who committed suicide, 90% had a known mental health issues. About 20% of people aged 13 to 18 have a diagnosable mental disorder, that's one in every five teens.  One of the teens included in this 20% is my nineteen year-old sister, Kaitlyn. She's a real example of someone affected by a mental illness. In this interview my sister shares her experiences from her many hospitalizations and diagnoses and how she coped with it all.

Produced by Lauren Delgado, 16