MENTAL HEALTH RESOURCES
April - LATINX HEALTH & WELLNESS RESOURCES
National Treatment Referral Helpline at 800-662-HELP (4357)
National Suicide Prevention Hotline 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
UNDERSTANDING MENTAL HEALTH IN LATINX COMMUNITIES
MENTAL HEALTH AMERICA - “For the Latinx/Hispanic community, mental health and mental illness are often stigmatized topics resulting in prolonged suffering in silence. This silence compounds the range of experiences that may lead to mental health conditions including immigration, acculturation, trauma, and generational conflicts.. Mental Health America (MHA) works at both the national and local levels to raise awareness about mental health. “
NATIONAL ALLIANCE ON MENTAL ILLNESS - “Mental health conditions do not discriminate based on race, color, gender or identity. However, your concerns or experiences and how you understand and cope with these conditions may be different. NAMI has information, resources, and recommendations for the Latinx/Hispanic community.”
MEDICAL NEWS TODAY - “A starting list from Medical News Today of scholarly sources that provide reliable information on how stress and anxiety affect mental health.”
SOCIETY OF HISPANIC PSYCHIATRY - Read more about research done on mental health for Latinx people.
THERAPY RESOURCES FOR LATINX COMMUNITIES
THERAPY FOR LATINX PEOPLES - “Think of this website as a Yelp for therapists that look and talk like you. They might have even grown up in your neighborhood. Search in the search bar for a therapist by name, specialty, or your insurance, and then it will prompt you to enter your location. Filter down by things like gender, payment type, identity and more. Find the right provider for you!”
A THERAPIST LIKE ME - “A Therapist Like Me is a non-profit, 501(c)3 dedicated to connecting minority-identifying clients to minority-identifying therapists, advancing therapists of color, providing financial gifts to minority-identifying clients for psychotherapy, reducing societal stigma surrounding mental health, and support ing our community. “
INCLUSIVE THERAPISTS - Choose from a multitude of special services to find the care that you need.
BUILDING COMMUNITY, FINDING SUPPORT
THE LATINX MENTAL HEALTH PODCAST! - “In each episode we aim to connect our voices, our struggles, and our triumphs as we sample a different herbal tea like abuela used to make. We talk to therapists, researchers, activists, and students about their experiences at the intersection of mental health and Latinx identity.”
LATINO COMMUNITY CENTER -“Our Vision is a community in which all Latinos are valued and have equal and equitable access to the resources needed to thrive.” Located in Pittsburg, PA, this organization strives to empower the community economically and socially.
NAMI FOR LATINX COMMUNITY - “The Hispanic/Latinx community in the U.S. is very diverse, including people from many different nations and regions of the world. Individuals of Mexican, Puerto Rican, Cuban, Central American and South American de- scent have been part of the American cultural tapestry for centuries. As with any community, the mental health needs and experiences of Hispanic/Latinx
people vary among subgroups.” Read to find support for your own journey.