This qualitative study explores the utilization of mental health services among Latinos in the United States. The sample included 15 Latino participants of various age groups who completed an 11-question questionnaire that provided data regarding demographics, perceptions about mental illness, consequences and improvements regarding mental illness, and known resources concerning mental health. Findings revealed that older generational Latinos were less receptive to utilizing mental health services than younger Latino generations. Majority of participants (54.5%) identified alcoholism as one of the most common family dysfunctions in their households while growing up. Participants indicated that although family members would benefit from mental health services their lack of awareness and education prevented family members from utilizing mental health services. Majority of participants, (66.7%) held a college degree and belonged to a younger Latino generation and were more receptive, educated, aware and open to accept mental health services.
|Commitee:||Campbell, Venetta, Santhiveeran, Janaki|
|School:||California State University, Long Beach|
|Department:||Social Work, School of|
|School Location:||United States -- California|
|Source:||MAI 55/03M(E), Masters Abstracts International|
|Subjects:||Mental health, Public health, Social structure, Hispanic American studies|
|Keywords:||Latino mental health, Mental health|
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