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.

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.