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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...
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...
Lifestyle

It’s Not OK to Joke About, or Make Light of, Mental Illness

V. Alexandra de F. Szoenyi
Over the years, we as a society, have gotten better about being sensitive towards others who are different from us. We come up with politically correct words, teach kids (and others) to have compassion and empathy for others, and educate...