Hispanic Community Lacking Access To Mental Health Services

FOX News Latino (7/11, del Castillo) reported that according to the American Psychiatric Association, “lack of access to mental health services is one of the most serious health problems in the Hispanic community.” Previous research “released by the APA in 2001 reported that as few as one in 11 Hispanics with mental health issues seek professional care.” Annelle Primm, MD, deputy medical director and director of the APA’s Division of Diversity and Health Equity, tied the lack of access partly to “a lack of insurance.”

Related Links:

— “Mental Illness An Epidemic Among U.S. Latinos: Only 1 In 11 Seek Treatment,” Nicole del Castillo, Fox News Latino, July 11, 2014.

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