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Dealing With Depression At A Cultural Crossroads

According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, a national grassroots advocacy group, the Latino community largely does not talk about mental illness, or if they do, they say someone is “locos.” Richmond Pulse’s Christopher Keopaseuth and Hannah Mendoza explore the root causes of the problem, from lack of information to cultural biases, and the impact on Latinx young people navigating depression: “I did talk to my parents about my mental health. First time I told my mom, she told me that it’s probably just me being sad and that I’d get over it.” Read the full story at Richmond Pulse.

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This entry was posted on May 13, 2019 by in Print.

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