President and CEO The Cook Center for Human Connection Pleasant Grove, Utah
Hispanic/Latino Americans are now the second largest racial or ethnic group after non-Hispanic Whites. 22% of Hispanic youth have depressive symptoms, higher than any group except Native American youth. The “Vale la Pena Vivir (My Life is Worth Living)” youth mental wellness animated series is one of four Spanish resources listed on the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. Learn how to utilize this free resource for Spanish speakers addressing common concerns including bullying, anxiety, depression and suicidal ideation. The series is also available in English, Portuguese, Japanese and Mandarin.
Identify the factors that affect the mental wellness of Spanish speakers. Learn how language barriers, legal status, stigma and lack of culturally competent providers prevent Hispanic families from receiving care.
Learn how parents can be a protective factor in supporting their child’s mental health and the prevention of suicide.
Gain access to free Spanish-language mental health resources that will help you to better support Spanish-speaking families.