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Andrea Beatriz Arango’s ‘Iveliz Explains It All’ Spotlights Mental Health in Latinx Kids

Sofía Aguilar
As a middle-grade educator and English as a Second Language (ESL) teacher, it came as no surprise when Boricua author Andrea Beatriz Arango decided to pen her debut novel-in-verse Iveliz Explains It All, which just released on Sept. 13. Aimed at...
Culture Family

Latinx Kids Are Struggling and Deserve Mental Health Support

Virginia Isaad
Certified Parent Coach Leslie Priscilla is a first-generation non-Black Chicana and the founder of Latinx Parenting, a bilingual organization, and the #EndChanclaCulture movement. Latinx Parenting is rooted in children’s rights, nonviolence, reparenting, intergenerational healing, cultural sustenance, and the active decolonization...
Culture News and Entertainment

Meet Mari Sierra, the Latina Behind J Balvin’s New Wellness App Oye

Virginia Isaad
Global superstar reggaetonero J Balvin is turning his personal struggles into a professional pursuit and it’s all in an effort to help people. The 37-year-old Colombian, born José Álvaro Osorio Balvín, recently announced his upcoming app, a bilingual mental health...
Culture

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...
Culture News and Entertainment

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...