Mental Health Bytes: Mental Health Disparities Among Hispanic and Latino Populations

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This Mental Health Byte features Luis R. Torres, Ph.D. from the University of Texas in Rio Grande Valley. Dr. Torres is a Latino social worker committed to increasing equity in mental health care to communities of color. In this short video, Dr. Torres provides an overview of the main health and mental health care disparities that Hispanic and Latino populations’ are facing daily. It includes social determinants of health, specific types of mental health disparities like; rates of psychiatric disorders, access to high quality, evidence-based and culturally grounded treatment, and treatment outcomes. At the end of the presentation, Dr. Torres provides recommendations to mental health providers, researchers, and consumers of mental health services to focus on reducing disparities, and share-trusted resources.


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