This past weekend, HuffPost national reporter Roque Planas wrote a story about Norma Herrera, who in 2016 was put on suicide watch. Roque’s reporting noted that Norma’s condition “was likely triggered… by the experience of living as an undocumented immigrant in the United States. Her recurring nightmares were a symptom of her illness.” Her multiple diagnoses included PTSD. For this episode of Latino Rebels Radio, we spoke with Roque about this story and why the issue of mental health in immigrant communities continues to be overlooked.
To read Roque’s full story, click here.
Roque also mentioned a speech Norma gave last year that was featured at HuffPost. Here is that speech: