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5 Tips for Talking to Latiné Youth About Mental Health

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Springtide Research Institute was recently featured by Psychology Today in an article written by BIPOC Research Fellow and clinical psychologist Dr. Kitzia Moreno-Garza. You can see an excerpt of this article in part below, but we encourage you to visit their site to read the piece in its entirety.

Stigma in Latiné communities (among other structural barriers) often prevents Latinés from seeking and receiving mental health care; young people who face increased stigma around mental health in their communities are especially reticent to talk to the adults in their lives about it. While Latiné young people report rates of anxiety, depression, and trauma comparable to their white peers, they are less likely than their peers to have seen a mental health professional. This disparity in mental health care underscores the need for trusted adults in the lives of Latiné teens and young adults.

But while the benefits of trusted adults in the lives of young people are clear, becoming a trusted adult is easier said than done.

Click here to read the full article.

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