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The Impact of Racial Microaggressions on the Mental Health of Black Women

Virginia Isaad
First-gen Afro-Latina Dr. Angel Jones is an educator, activist, and critical race scholar whose research explores the impact of racism on the mental health of Black students with a focus on racial microaggressions, Racial Battle Fatigue, and gendered-racism.   ​Despite claims...
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...
Lifestyle

I Stopped Setting New Year’s Resolutions & Started Doing Things My Way

As far back as I can remember, I hated New Year’s Eve and even New Year’s Day for that matter. I know hate is a strong word, but I mean it. Even as a very young child, I remember feeling...
Culture Family

Setting Boundaries During the Holidays is Crucial for Your Mental Health

Virginia Isaad
I’m a really picky eater and struggle with trying new foods so this brings on extra stress during the holiday season. Food brings most Latinx families together, so you can imagine the comments that I receive over Thanksgiving and Christmas...
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...
News and Entertainment

Jessica Alba Shares She Goes to Therapy with Teenage Daughter

Virginia Isaad
Mental health remains stigmatized in the Latinx community and part of dismantling that is talking openly about seeking care. Actress and entrepreneur Jessica Alba recently shared that she goes to therapy with her 13-year-old daughter, Honor. The mom of three...
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...
News and Entertainment

Naomi Osaka is First Haitian & Japanese Woman to be on the Cover of Sports Illustrated’s Swimsuit Issue

Virginia Isaad
Naomi Osaka made headlines in May of this year when she pulled out of the French Open due to anxiety, sharing that she’s “suffered long bouts of depression.” Osaka, 23, was born in Japan to a Haitian father and Japanese...