Hispanic Heritage Month – Reach Out
Honoring Culture & History
Join us in honoring Hispanic Heritage Month! From September 15th to October 15th, we celebrate the cultures, history and contributions from those whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean, and Central and South America – and we highlight our work with these communities.
Breaking the Stigma
When it comes to suicide prevention and mental health support, one size does not fit all.
While our community partners in Oregon have made huge progress toward mental health equity and bolstering support resources, Hispanic communities also face many barriers to accessing mental health support. Below are a few examples:
- Shortage of clinics with Spanish-speaking providers
- Cultural stigma around mental illness
- Barriers to health insurance/affording care
This month, learn more about mental health in Hispanic and Latine communities as we share information and highlight the experiences of our community partners.
Hablemos de la Salud Mental
Read stories throughout the month from our community partners, staff members, and other Latine/Hispanic advocates who are taking the necessary steps to Reach Out and promote mental health for all.
Together, We Can Heal
Boricuas are Resilient“Throughout our history, Puerto Rican people (boricuas) have gone through a continuing series of extreme situations, making us resilient in the face of adversity – starting with Puerto Rico’s colonization by Spain and then by the United States, and recently,...
Hablemos de la Salud Mental
Hablemos de la salud mental (let’s talk about mental health): suicide in the Hispanic community has increased by more than 70% between 2010 and 2020.Compared to other groups, Latinos/as/x in Oregon do not seek mental health care and are less likely to find help.When individuals...
La Mesa – Ofreciendo apoyo en las formas que saben hacerlo
La mesa es donde se comparten muchos momentos sagrados para las comunidades de habla hispana. Es donde las mamás cosen sus ropas juntas y los papás preparan sus ceviches favoritos. La mesa es donde se escuchan las carcajadas más sonoras y en donde tienen lugar las conversaciones...
La Mesa – How Latine Families Support Each Other, Despite Stigma
La mesa is where many sacred moments are shared for Spanish-speaking communities. It is where mamás sew their clothes together and where papás cook their famous ceviche. La mesa is where the loudest laughs are heard and where the hard conversations are had. It is the heart of...
What is Mental Health?
¿Qué es la Salud Mental? A veces se nos olvida cuidar el buen estar de nuestro cuerpo y hasta mas la mente. Durante tiempos difíciles el cuidado de nuestro cuerpo completo es difícil. Nuestros cuerpos aguantan mucho mal trato, pero igual lo aguarda. Nuestros traumas se pasan...
Support is Available
Advocating for culturally responsive healthcare, including mental health access and expertise, is imperative to improve outcomes in our communities. Lines for Life’s Equity programs partner with community organizations to provide training and support and create networks of culturally responsive services throughout Oregon and beyond.
- Learn more about our Racial Equity Support Line – an emotional support helpline led and staffed by those who experience racism and discrimination
- Individuals who speak Spanish can now connect directly to Spanish-speaking crisis counselors 24/7 by calling 988 and pressing option 2, texting “AYUDA” to 988, or chatting online at www.988lineadevida.org
- Explore culturally specific community resources in Oregon
- See more research about Latine/Hispanic mental health in the United States