October 15 marks the last day of Hispanic Heritage Month. It traditionally honors the cultures and contributions of both Hispanic and Latino Americans as we celebrate heritage rooted in all Latin American countries.
Today we want to highlight resources on the Hispanic community in relation to mental health. Below is a link to Mental Health America's breakdown on the Hispanic community's mental health statistics. Over 10,000,000 people in the Hispanic community have reported having a mental health condition in the past year. In addition, according to the article, "there is a perception in Latinx/Hispanic communities, especially among older people, that discussing problems with mental health can create embarrassment and shame for the family, resulting in fewer people seeking treatment." This coincides with the overall stigmatization of mental health in the United States that still persists today.
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