Coping with gun violence | Derrick Durr wants to destigmatize PTSD and depression

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He refers to his childhood as growing up in a warzone where there was little choice but to become a soldier. And just like a warzone the toll on his mental health was significant. By the age of 16, Durr had lost several friends to gang violence.

Anthony Vazquez covers the South Side and West Side for the Chicago Sun-Times. This dispatch is part of a series called “On the Ground” with Report for America, an initiative of The GroundTruth Project.


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