Today, I want to introduce you to the first ever National Latinx Campaign to reduce mental health stigma in the community. I am so thankful to Adriana Alejandre, LMFT for starting Latinx Therapy Podcast and the Latinx Therapy website/directory. The campaign’s mission is to 1) break the stigma of mental illness, 2) encourage our community to heal layers and generations of trauma, and ultimately, 3) focus on wellness as a community.
Check out the video that’s buzzing around the internet and feel free to share with family and friends. It’s in English and Spanish. Feel free to use the words that we use to state why breaking the mental health stigma is so important to us.
My statement was: “Because mental health is like the air that we breathe.” I chose this analogy because mental health is all encompassing and made up of our thoughts, feelings and actions. If we are in a negative state of mind, it informs everything we do. Just like if we are breathing in toxic air, it will impact and inform every aspect of our being. Our mental health is the same. When it’s on a decline, our suffering goes up. Getting treatment for your mental health can make the difference in your perspective, growth, healing, and quality of life. You deserve to heal.
Visit www.latinxtherapy.com for more information about the podcast and a directory of Latinx Therapists.