Depression and Suicide
Depression and its consequences have become a public mental heath crisis in the United States. Latinos who suffer depression face special barriers when they should seek professional help because of the stigma attached to the illness, because they often lack medical insurance, and, for some, their immigration status makes them fearful of seeking help.
This stress has touched almost all Latino families in some measure. Learning more about the signs and symptoms of depression makes it easier to support those that need professional help before despair and risk of suicide ensues.