Document Type

Poster

Publication Date

1-1-2017

Publisher

University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Abstract

  • Research suggests that the prevalence of mental illness in Latinos is not necessarily uncommon and that economic concerns may be an important factor in determining the type of services Latinos are likely to seek (Kouyoumdjian, 2003).
  • For Latinos, mental health disorders such as depression and anxiety have higher rates than the general population but the rate at which Latinos seek treatment is strikingly lower (Barrio, 2008).
  • Observations regarding treatment engagement rates conclude that Latinos also have significantly higher probability of terminating treatments prematurely (Kouyoumdjian, 2003).
  • Aim: to examine the mental health needs and barriers to treatment present in the Latino community of Las Vegas, Nevada.

Keywords

Latinx mental health; Barriers to mental health care; Mental wellness

Disciplines

Community Health | Mental and Social Health | Psychiatric and Mental Health

File Format

application/pdf

File Size

368 Kb

Language

English


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