Virtual Panel: Innovations in Youth Mental Health

This panel was a collaborative event with The College of Behavioral Health Leadership.

Access the panel recoding HERE

Workshop Description: 

Latinx youths are at significant risk for mental health problems, including anxiety, depression, and suicide attempts. Latinx youths are also less likely to access culturally responsive mental health services and continue to be undiagnosed or untreated. This can lead to negative outcomes such as negative interactions at school and with authorities, increased disconnection from family and society, and exposure to the criminal justice system. This presentation will review related stressors and gaps that impact Latino youth and families. Special considerations for Hispanic and Latino youth mental health will be discussed.


About the Speaker:

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Angel D.S. Casillas Carmona, MHS

Project Manager

National Hispanic and Latino MHTTC

Angel Casillas-Carmona, M.H.S. completed his graduate studies at Universidad Central del Caribe (UCC) in 2020 and obtained his Master's in Health Sciences in Substance Abuse Counseling. He currently stands as Project Manager for the National Hispanic and Latino Mental Health Technology Transfer Center (MHTTC), subsidized by SAMHSA, emphasizing the Hispanic and Latino populations in the United States and its territories. He began his professional development as a Technology Transfer Specialist at the Institute of Research Education and Services of Addiction (IRESA) of UCC. He oversees coordinating training services and education and provided technical assistance for the SAMHSA-subsidized Opioid Response Network (ORN) for Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. He is a volunteer coordinator for Gua'kia pa la calle, an independent harm reduction and syringe exchange program

June 17, 2022
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