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Webinar: Improving Depression Literacy and Reducing Stigma in the Latino Community
April 1, 2019

Latino adults in the United States face serious mental health care disparities. A combination of person-level barriers, such as, stigma, negative attitudes toward mental health treatments, and limited mental health literacy, contribute to these inequities in mental health care. In this presentation, Dr. Cabassa will review the literature on how person-level barriers impact mental health care disparities in the Latino community. He will describe how a depression literacy tool entitled “Secret Feelings” that integrates cultural elements from the Latino community and uses an entertainment-education approach can help address these barriers to care. He will discuss the practice and research implications of using “Secret Feelings” to improve mental health care in the Latino community.