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Digame: Adriana Alejandre is Helping Make Mental Health Care Accessible for Latinxs

Virginia Isaad
Digame is a monthly series featuring prominent Latinx leaders, activists, entrepreneurs, and public figures uplifting the community and making a difference. Adriana Alejandre first experienced depression when she was a pregnant teen and had a hard time to coping. She grew...
Culture Lifestyle

Digame: Therapist Jacqueline Garcia is Destigmatizing Mental Health

Virginia Isaad
Digame is a monthly series featuring prominent Latinx leaders, activists, entrepreneurs, and public figures uplifting the community and making a difference. Jacqueline Garcia is a bilingual licensed clinical social worker who is using social media to amplify the importance of mental...
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World Champion Boxer Marlen Esparza Talks Destigmatizing Mental Health in the Latinx Community

Virginia Isaad
Seeking help for mental illness remains stigmatized in the Latinx community and part of the work that needs to happen to dismantle that is actually talking about mental health. During the panel discussion, “Wellness from Within,” for the L’Attitude 4-day...
Lifestyle

Why You’re Ignoring Your Mental Health & How You Can Change That Right Now

Traditionally, mental health isn’t talked about in the Latinx community. Many of us grew up watching our overworked, overwhelmed, overburdened, stressed and anxious parents pretend like they were just fine and completely ignore their mental and emotional challenges, and we...
Culture

Latinx Therapy Founder Adriana Alejandre Is Making Mental Health Care Accessible

Virginia Isaad
Adriana Alejandre’s first brush with depression was when she was a pregnant teen, feeling isolated from her family and unaware of how to handle it. Growing up in a Mexican-Guatemalan household, Alejandre was raised to push through instead of voicing...
Culture Family

How Not Talking About Mental Illness Is Hurting The Latinx Community

Virginia Isaad
Seventeen-year-old Sarah Lisa Guerrero loved dancing Folklorico and eating enchiladas with rice and Hershey’s chocolate kisses. She also battled with depression and according to her mom Martha Castanon, she rebelled by smoking and not submitting her schoolwork. Guerrero began seeing...