Overcoming Cultural Stigmas About Mental Illness And Barriers To Treatment
May 5, 2014
For millions of Americans battling mental illness, the search for proper care can be long and frustrating. But for those in some ethnic communities, deep-rooted cultural stigmas and language barriers combine to make the obstacles to treatment even more formidable. In this week's FOCUS report, we look at the stigma surrounding mental illness in the Latino community and what's being done to improve access to care.
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Boston Globe | Education & CareersA Psychology Degree Can Take You PlacesJanuary 2014
Herlinda Tin chose a psychology career following a devastating incident in high school. "One of my friends was assaulted, and I was the first person she approached after that. I had no idea what to do. i felt helpless," recalled Tin, a native of Guatemala who grew up in San Francisco. "I went to counseling with her and saw how it helped her."
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Hispanic BusinessJimenez Receives Honorary DoctorateStaff Reports | June 5, 2013
MicroTech president and CEO Tony Jimenez received an honorary doctorate of humane letters from William James College’s Sunday at the school's graduation ceremony.
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90.9 WBUR/NPR RadioTalk of the Nation: Providing Therapy Across Different Culturesby Neil Conan | February 15, 2012
Stacey Lambert, Director of Diversity Education and Inclusion; Director, Latino Mental Health Program; Associate Director, Clinical Psychology Department, recently interviewed by WBUR/NPR on the topic "Providing Therapy Across Different Cultures."
The Boston Globe - Help neededIn this country, Latino psychologists are few and far between. A new program in West Roxbury aims to change that.by Vanessa E. Jones, Globe Staff | July 5, 2006
The lack of Latino psychologists in this country is affecting Hortensia Amaro. Article Tools
In addition to being a distinguished professor of health sciences at Northeastern's Bouve College of Health Sciences, Amaro founded the Mom's Project , an outpatient drug addiction program for pregnant women in Mattapan, about 16 years ago. Then 11 years ago she created Entre Familia , a residential drug treatment program in Mattapan for Latinas and their children. www.boston.com/news/globe/living.