Sept. 15 marked the beginning of National Latinx Heritage Month, which will continue through Oct. 15, making this a particularly good time of year to enrich your social feed with Latinx therapists and mental health experts on Instagram. This year especially, having a diverse and dynamic mental health support system built into your digital world is crucial. (Just look around.)
Representation in the mental health field matters. According to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America, 20% of Latinos with symptoms of a psychological disorder will talk to their doctor about it, and only 10% will reach out to a mental health professional. In 2013, only around 5% of psychologists in the U.S. identified as Hispanic, an increase from decades prior.
Organizations like Latinx Therapy and Therapy For Latinx are closing the gap by connecting Latinx patients with therapists who can understand their culture — and the mental health stigma