Lawmakers Look to Improve Mental Health Access Among Latinos, But Barriers Persist

New rules announced by President Joe Biden and a new bill introduced by Sens. Alex Padilla (D-CA) and Bob Menendez (D-NJ) look to eliminate the high costs and enduring stigma that keep many Latinos from seeking mental health care.

  • Aug 10, 2023
  • 3:35 PM

Latino LGBTQ Youth Suffer Mental Health Challenges Due to Multiple Stigmas, Study Finds

An annual survey by the Trevor Project reveals that LGBTQ youth continue to report high rates of mental health challenges and suicide risk, with social stigma against LGBTQ, including victimization at school or at home, being the leading factor.

  • Jun 22, 2023
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Three Latino Cops Charged With Murder of Latina in San Antonio (VIDEO)

San Antonio Police Sgt. Alfred Flores and Officers Eleazar Alejandro and Nathaniel Villalobos were arrested on murder charges in the shooting death of Melissa Perez, who was experiencing a mental health crisis at the time.

  • Jun 27, 2023
  • 10:45 AM

Uvalde Rising (A Latino USA Podcast)

In this episode, a collaboration with Futuro Investigates, Latino USA’s Maria Hinojosa follows this young survivor and her family in their journey to healing.

  • Jun 3, 2023
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Los Angeles Is Changing How We Think of Latino Political Power (OPINION)

Given the recent controversy surrounding Latino members of the Los Angeles City Council, it is important that we differentiate between Latino representation and Latino political power and define what each one means given the persistent issues facing the city and county.

  • Feb 8, 2023
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Gentrification in East Harlem Forcing Latino Community Out

Wealthier newcomers have been transforming New York City neighborhoods for generations, but what makes gentrification in East Harlem different is that it is changing the historical reputation of a working-class neighborhood that has held up against such forces for so long.

  • Nov 30, 2022
  • 12:28 PM

Mental Health Crisis Among Puerto Rico Youth Getting Worse

Experts say that mental health among Puerto Rico’s youth is getting worse at an alarming rate, exacerbated by compounding natural disasters, faltering infrastructure, and a lack of mental health resources.

  • Aug 22, 2022
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How Climate Change Impacts Indigenous Mental Health

The profound Indigenous connection to nature has existed for centuries, including the dread and depression caused by environmental changes. Climate change harms Native people’s sensitive relationships to plants, water, animals, and land and threatens their way of life, including learned skills, customs, and traditions.

  • Jun 30, 2022
  • 11:34 AM

We Need to Discuss Mental Health in the Latinx Community (OPINION)

Open and honest conversations about mental health in our communities are a start. Chats at home with our parents, tíos, and aunties, with our neighbors and comadres, and especially our children, will move us in the right direction.

  • Jun 1, 2022
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Genias in Music: Violeta Parra (A Latino USA Podcast)

In the latest episode of our Genias in Music series —about the lives and work of notable women musicians— we dive into the complexities of Violeta Parra, a pioneer of political folk music in Latin America.

  • May 13, 2022
  • 11:18 AM

Despite Advantages, Latinos Still Suffer Health and Healthcare Disparties, Report Says

Latinos are more likely than non-Latinos to endorse the benefits of “healthy eating habits” and a “healthy lifestyle,” as well as use technology to manage their health, but they suffer persistent disparities in terms of receiving healthcare, according to a recent study by Klick Health and ThinkNow.

  • Apr 11, 2022
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What Latino Health Research Says About ‘Encanto’

Family is beautiful and keeps you healthy, but it can also make you sick.

  • Jan 5, 2022
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Lydia Cacho, a Journalist in Exile (A Latino USA Podcast)

Lydia was kidnapped and tortured for over 20 hours by state police. Lydia thought they were going to kill her.

  • Dec 17, 2021
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The Great Latino Resignation (OPINION)

My personal journey toward quitting my old job and starting a new one is a reminder that, for Latinos, the Great Resignation also includes letting go of cultural norms that have been instilled in us since childhood.

  • Oct 26, 2021
  • 12:06 PM

Looking Back at Some of the Latinos and Latinas Who Played Lollapalooza This Summer

We spoke with Latina and Latino artists at this year’s Lollapalooza music festival in Chicago about their identity and how the pandemic has affected their music

  • Oct 7, 2021
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Portrait Of: Carmen Maria Machado (A Latino USA Podcast)

Carmen Maria Machado talks about writing memoir, her fascination with horror, grappling with her mental health during the pandemic, and confronting her Cuban-American identity while growing up in Allentown, Pennsylvania.

  • Jul 27, 2021
  • 11:17 AM

The COVID-19 Impact on Mental Health in the US Latinx Community

As most in-person consultations have shifted towards remote interactions, Latinx mental health professionals have started seeing a spike in their clients. 

  • Nov 20, 2020
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The American Dream Daughter: A Conversation With Author Karla Cornejo Villavicencio (A Latino USA Podcast)

In this episode of Latino USA, Karla Cornejo Villavicencio sits down with Maria Hinojosa to talk about intergenerational wounds and how to begin to heal them.

  • Nov 3, 2020
  • 11:58 AM

Young Latinos Plan to Vote in Unprecedented Numbers, New Study by Telemundo and BuzzFeed Finds

The study shows that the influence of young Latino voters will impact the electoral college in key states like Arizona, California, Florida, Nevada, New Mexico, and Texas.

  • Sep 10, 2020
  • 1:27 PM

K-12 Learning During a Pandemic: Why We Need to Slow Down for Mental Health’s Sake

We need to slow down, accept that learning and the benchmarks that schools use to measure it will look different for some time to come, and most importantly check on the mental, emotional, and even spiritual well-being of our children.

  • Mar 24, 2020
  • 5:19 PM

Mike Bloomberg Gave a Speech About Latinos in El Paso: This Is What He Said

“This is a campaign to build an America to be proud of, an America for all people—black, brown, white, urban, rural, suburban, gay, lesbian, transgender, and yes, immigrants,” Bloomberg said.

  • Jan 30, 2020
  • 8:10 AM

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