Webinar: A conversation on Latinx identities, discrimination and mental health
Recent events have evidenced how structural inequities, racism and discrimination contribute to the health and mental health experiences of communities of color. In the United States, 92% of Blacks, 78% of Latinxs, 75% of Native Americans, and 61% of Asian Americans have reported experiencing racial discrimination in the form of racial slurs, violence, threats, and harassment. For Latinx, the intersectionality of identities may also contribute to the way health and mental health is experienced and expressed. This conversation is geared at addressing how Latinx identities, discrimination, and mental health interact. Our panelist will provide insight from the mental health and social justice perspective on the impact of these variables on Latinx communities. The panel will provide recommendations for practitioners, including how advocacy can be an important element in mental health services.
Who should attend? This webinar is designed for mental health providers including psychologists, clinical social workers, mental health counselors, and graduate level students in the mental health field.