BIPOC Mental Health Month: Protective Factors for Latinx/Hispanic Communities

Latinx/Hispanic individuals are more likely to seek help for a mental health disorder from a primary care provider than from a mental health specialist. People in Latinx/Hispanic cultures may also seek out community care options, such as traditional healers or prayer circles, or support from their families. The use of traditional and community-based practices of dance, music, food, and celebrations have additionally created spaces in which well-being and emotions are centered. Ultimately, these factors have paved the way for countless Latinx/Hispanic individuals to get mental health care, whatever that looks like for their unique needs.


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