Many Latinos With Mental Illness Fail To Seek Treatment.

CNN (10/10, Rodriguez) reports, “In 2011, 15.9% of Hispanic adults reported suffering from a mental illness the previous year, according to the National Survey on Drug Use and Health.” Still, many do not seek treatment. Experts believe “the most problematic issue for the Latino community is their fear of being highly stigmatized for accessing mental health services.” According to the American Psychiatric Association’s Office of Minority and National Affairs, “among Hispanics with a mental disorder, fewer than one in 11 contact a mental health specialist.”

Related Links:

— “Latinos struggle to find help for mental health issues, “Cindy Y. Rodriguez, CNN, October 9, 2013.

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