Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Mental Health

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Few Latinos Utilize Telemental Health Resources

Chances are good you or someone you know has a mental health issue. In fact, during any given year, about 1 in every 4 people in the United States has a diagnosable disorder, two-thirds of...
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#SaludTues Bilingual Tweetchat 5/30: Connecting Minority Youth to Opportunity

More Latino and Black youth are “disconnected”—not in school and not working—than their White peers, according to recent County Health Rankings data. How can we connect more minority youth to healthy, successful futures? Let’s use #SaludTues...
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How to Successfully Screen Latino Toddlers for Autism

A few years ago, only 1 in 10 Latino children were screened for autism when they came in for well-child visits at Unity Health Care's Upper Cardozo Health Center in Washington, D.C. None were flagged...
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#SaludTues Tweetchat 5/9: Latino Kids and Healthy Minds

A child needs more than nutritious food and physical activity to be healthy. They need healthy minds, too. But 1 in 5 children today suffer a serious mental illness. Depressive symptoms among Latino youth are especially...
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Why Are Most-Stressed-Out Cities Largely Latino?

Where you live could be impacting your stress levels (and overall health). SmartAsset, a financial company, recently examined the positive and negative factors of the largest 500 U.S. cities to determine the stress levels facing...
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Stress, Anxiety, Depression Are Affecting Latinos More than Ever

It is a sad, but true, fact. More Latinos and other Americans than ever before are stressed, depressed, and coping with anxiety on a regular basis. About 8.3 million U.S. adults (3.5%) suffer from serious...
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Students, Teachers Push Big Solutions for Mental Health Issues

Nearly 1 in 5 Latinos suffers a mental health problem. But Latinos are less likely than other groups to seek out treatment for mental health conditions. They fear being stigmatized. They lack of health insurance. They...
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Community Heroes Create Bigger, Better Ways for Families to Play

Kids need places to play to be healthy. Physical activity is proven to help control weight, reduce risk of disease, strengthen muscles, and improve mental health. But Latino families are more likely than white families to...

A New Program Looks to Help Answer Latino Mental Health Questions

For many Latinos, discussing mental health issues still retains a strong and often negative stigma. The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) emphasizes that mental illness is no different for Latinos than for any other...

Report: Latino Families Are Resilient, Tightly Knit, Stable

Already the largest and still-growing U.S. racial/ethnic minority, Latinos are a diverse people with distinct differences in origin, language use, and family characteristics. But what are the true Latino family dynamics? New research has confirmed what...

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