Mental illness affects about 26.2 percent of Americans ages 18 and older or about one in four adults. Mental illness is associated with stigma which can lead to low utilization rates. This is especially true for Latinos, because they are least likely to get help or use mental health services. Sana Mente Center is a proposed nonprofit mental health center focusing on the Latino community. Its mission is to provide an inviting, culturally-sensitive environment that will increase the utilization rates of mental health services among Latinos by reducing the stigma associated with mental illness. Through partnering with other organizations, Sana Mente Center can become a vital part of the mental health community in Southern, California.
|Commitee:||Freshman, Brenda, Sinay, Tony|
|School:||California State University, Long Beach|
|Department:||Health Care Administration|
|School Location:||United States -- California|
|Source:||MAI 56/05M(E), Masters Abstracts International|
|Subjects:||Mental health, Latin American Studies, Health sciences|
|Keywords:||California, Latino, Low utilization rates, Mental illness, Stigma|
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