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Critical Disparities in Latino Mental Health: Transforming Research into Action

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Publication Date: January 2005

Publisher(s): National Council of La Raza

Author(s): Britt Rios-Ellis; Britt Rios-Ellis

Special Collection: John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation

Topic: Health (Mental health)

Keywords: Hispanic population; Spanish speakers; Psychological health; Acculturation

Type: Report

Coverage: United States United States

Abstract:

This report released by the National Council of La Raza (NCLR) and the California State University, Long Beach (CSULB) Center for Latino Community Health, Evaluation, and Leadership Training finds that Latinos are at a disproportionately high risk for depression and other conditions associated with mental illness, and are also much less likely to seek treatment or receive quality culturally- and linguistically-competent care.