Saturday, July 22, 2017

Mental Health

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Study: Young Latinos, Not Immigrants, Face Most Discrimination

Young Latino men born in the U.S. reported experiencing high levels of discrimination, according to a new study. Penn State researchers examined reported discrimination among 1,275 Latinos and 500 whites in Los Angeles County. They found...
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Do Apps Like Instagram Hurt or Help Mental Health among Latinos?

So many people share their lives on social media every day. Instagram has 500 million active monthly users worldwide, including 1 in 3 Latinos. Facebook has nearly 2 billion active monthly users. But questions remain about...
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Spanish-Speaking Patients Looking for Someone to Talk To

There is a shortage of mental health professionals in the United States. This situation is more severe for Latino and other minorities, who face barriers of language and culture that can make it hard to...
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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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