Have you ever wondered exactly what "mental health" means? Do you know what conditions are enveloped by this category, and how they are treated? What about mental health as it pertains to Latinos in the US?
If so, look no further! This video put together by the National Alliance on Mental Illness holds the answers to your questions. Share with your family and friends, and anyone who you think could benefit from the knowledge.
NAMI description of video:
“Mental Health: A Guide for Latinos and their Families” is a 30-minute DVD on mental health for Latinos produced by the American Psychiatric Association (APA). Both the DVD and a companion guidebook are in English and Spanish.
The materials address common mental health issues and help to dispel common misperceptions of mental health among Latinos. The DVD and guidebook acknowledge the uniqueness of the Latino culture in the U.S., including strengths of Latino culture and address some of the challenges many Latinos face in getting help for mental health.
The DVD features discussions with Latino individuals and families talking about their experiences with mental health, and with Latino psychiatrists discussing common mental health, treatments, and special issues among Latinos.