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Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month

Publication Date: Oct 05, 2020

From September 15 to October 15, Hispanic Heritage Month is a nationwide celebration that honors the cultural contributions, achievements, and identities of Hispanic and Latino people in the United States. In this month, we shed light on the multitude of mental health experiences within the Hispanic and Latino communities, including those who identify as Afro-Latino, Black, Indigenous, and more, as well as the disproportionate inequities they face due to systemic barriers and historical adversity.

Inspire others to raise awareness and take part in sharing information, resources and support for the mental health of minority communities. Visit the MHTTC Training and Events Calendar and Products and Resources Catalog to access free training and resources with a focus on minority populations.

The National Hispanic and Latino MHTTC's mission is to provide high-quality training and technical assistance to improve the capacity of the workforce serving Hispanic and Latino communities in behavioral health prevention, treatment, and recovery. For more information on our national focus-area Center for the Hispanic and Latino population, visit their home page.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, the MHTTC Network has also been developing events and resources specific to the differential effects of COVID-19 on mental health care for specific populations. You may access these events and resources on our webpage here.


Other Organizations Offering Awareness Resources for the Hispanic and Latino Community:

HHS Office of Minority Mental Health (OMH)

Mental Health America (MHA)

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)

National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN)

SAMHSA Office of Behavioral Health Equity