Monthly Mental Health Awareness
Latinx Heritage Month September 15th-October 15th
"The term “Latinx” relates to people of Latin American origin or descent and is used as a gender-neutral or non-binary alternative to Latino or Latina.
Latinx Heritage Month’s start date of September 15 is significant because that day is the anniversary of independence for Latin American countries Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua. Near the end of the month-long celebration, Día de la Raza is celebrated.
Latinx Heritage Month recognizes and honors the enduring contributions and importance of Latinx Americans to the U.S. and celebrates the many heritages and cultures of Americans from or with ancestors from Mexico, the Caribbean, Spain, and Central and South America." -https://www.thetaskforce.org/latinx-heritage-month/
Resources Related to the Latino/Chicano/Hispanic Community and Mental Health:
SEPTEMBER IS NATIONAL SUICIDE PREVENTION AWARENESS MONTH!!
National Suicide Prevention Awareness Week: Sunday, September 5th - Saturday, September 11th!
It’s a time to share resources and stories, as well as promote suicide prevention awareness.
World Suicide Prevention Day: September 10, 2021
It’s a time to remember those affected by suicide, to raise awareness, and to focus efforts on directing treatment to those who need it most.
The prevalence of suicide deaths in the U.S. is alarming, but together we can create positive change. During National Suicide Prevention & Awareness Month in September, help us spread the facts about suicide and educate others on how we can help those who may be struggling.
Here are some helpful links bringing prevention awareness to you!