Structural Barriers in Mental Health Care among Latinx Populations: Means, Strategies, and Resources to Improve Access and Services

This factsheet addresses structural barriers to receiving accessible and responsive mental health care services (e.g., lack of culturally and linguistically appropriate services, lack of insurance, transportation, and awareness of the mental health system) among Hispanic and Latinx populations in the U.S. Due to such factors, mental health care providers require the knowledge and skills to identify and help address the societal and community-level barriers that negatively impact behavioral health care outcomes among Hispanic and Latinx communities. A crucial step towards helping increase health equity and accessibility of services among Hispanic and Latinx groups is building upon programs and strategies which promote and strengthen community-driven mental health services and which can deliver culturally oriented practices.

November 9, 2022
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