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Mente Sana, Vida Sana - Latino Mental Health Outreach

Latinos living in the United States face disproportionate mental health issues.

  • One in five Latinos have experienced a mental health challenge during the past 12 months.
  • Latinos are identified as a high-risk group for depression, anxiety, and substance abuse.
  • Sixty eight percent of adults with a mental health disorder suffer from a medical condition.
  • Latinos are least likely to seek treatment for a mental health challenge due to multiple barriers which include stigma, language proficiency, health insurance coverage, and legal status.

The Health Education Council partners with the Consulate General of Mexico in Sacramento to provide mental health screenings at the Mexican Consulate in Sacramento The program addresses prevention, early detection and treatment of mental disorders to reduce chronic disease in Latinos at-risk of and/or suffering from mental illness. 

Mente Sana, Vida Sana provides: 

  • Mental Health Screenings provided by onsite bi-lingual, licensed mental health therapist 
  • Confidential follow-ups with participants to ensure successful referral and access to mental health treatment 
  • Educational workshops and trainings for partners seeking to reduce stigma, and increase awareness and access to mental health services.

February 2019

Promotora Training: Tobacco & Mental Health

Wednesday, February 27, 2019
1:00 pm4:00 pm
Consulate General of Mexico in Sacramento 2093 Arena Blvd. Sacramento, CA 95834
Promotora Training: Tobacco & Mental Health

All Promotoras are invited to this FREE training on how to prevent and stop tobacco use in the Latino community. The training will cover:
- the impact that tobacco has on Latino communities in California - past, present & future
- how to access bilingual cessation services
- how to promote a tobacco-free life in your community
- review & feedback on new educational materials in Spanish.

Stop Stigma Sacramento Presented By Sacramento County

Thursday, February 28, 2019
10:00 am11:00 am
Mexican Consulate in Sacramento 2093 Arena Blvd. Sacramento CA 95834
Stop Stigma Sacramento Presented By Sacramento County

Learn more about different strategies on how to improve your health and cope with negative attitudes and perceptions about mental illnesses.

Find out how you can be an ally and where to find resources for people living with a mental illness.

The Mente Sana Vida Sana is made possible through a grant funded by the California Department of Public Health, Office of Health Equity California Reducing Disparities Project.