What’s the Deal with Latinos NOT Talking About MENTAL HEALTH? | The Kat Call S3 – mitu


Okay Son, everything ready? – Because we gotta a 3 hour drive. – Yeah. Oh my God, again with your scene. But what’s wrong with you? – Nothing, I’m fine! – Look, Son, I know you have been having a tough time. But don’t exaggerate so much! Let’s do something. Come to
the house, rest a little, I will cook you dinner… and you will see that
everything will be okay. – It’s not that easy,
I’ve been talking to my psychologist and she said… – That psychologist? But you’re not crazy! We sent you to a university and suddenly everything
is about self-care, therapy and all of this
white people nonsense. – Sorry to interrupt, but
caring for your mental health isn’t just a white people thing. – Who are you and what
are you doing in my car?! – This is the Kat Call and
we’re calling this shit out. – Be careful with that mouth! Sorry… – Why is it hard for Latinos
to talk about mental health? Well, there are a lot of factors at play, but there seem to be two major hurdles. One, cultural stigma. Sure, mental illness is generally
stigmatized by everyone, but culturally, Latinos seem
to perceive mental health care as a luxury or an indulgence,
rather than a necessary part of our health, which
is why your aunt thinks that going to therapy or taking
medication for mental illness is a “rich white people thing.” Cultural stigma is one of
the reasons why Latinos are actually less likely
to report mental illness. My mother hid that she
was seeing a therapist from me when I was younger,
and my father has been very anti-therapy until
today, in his 60’s, when he sees his own therapist. I can’t help but feel that
my parents hid and hesitated going to therapy for the
same reason that, I may not always speak so openly
about going to therapy myself. Because culturally, we’re
taught that those of us who seek help are “crazy” or “complexed.” We’re taught to be stronger
and push through the pain, and that seeking help in
forms of therapy or medication is seen as, weakness. Plus, add on the expectation
that if our parents and our grandparents have suffered so much without any outside
help, then why can’t we? And this stigma
contributes to why only 27% of Latinos with a probable
need for mental health care reported that they would seek treatment, versus the 40% of white
non-Latinos who would. So where does this stigma come from? This stigma is only
further perpetuated when there’s a serious lack
of Latino psychologists to normalize the field and
make it culturally accessible for our families. In 2013, only 5% of psychologists
identified as Latino. That’s super small. I mean, there are more
Latinos who voted for Trump than there are Latino psychologists. And Lord knows, we can
all use a little more therapy now than ever. – But I don’t go to doctors.
I don’t have faith in them. – People of color have an
unfortunate, but very real, distrust of medical treatment. Many of whom might have
grown up in a generation when, for example, Puerto
Rican women were subject to forced sterilizations,
Central Americans were infected with STIs by the U.S. government, and a number of other
abuses which were then written off in history
books as “medical research.” Finally, religion can also play a big role in the cultural stigma
that Latinos have about caring for their mental health. Many deeply religious
people might feel that all you have to do is pray,
and God will take care of it. Now, there’s nothing wrong
with turning to prayer, meditation, or any other
sort of spirituality in difficult times, but
that doesn’t have to be your only solution when
your health is at stake. So no need to drop out
of your church choir just because you’re seeing a therapist or taking medication
for your mental health. You can do both. But it’s not just cultural
stigma standing in the way of caring for our mental health. Number two, access to healthcare. Most Latinos don’t have
adequate or consistent access to healthcare in this country, and that’s because there are
serious economic barriers to accessing mental health
resources, especially considering that among
working Latinos, only about 36% have jobs that provide
insurance coverage. That means Latinos are
actually more likely than white non-Latinos
to hold a blue collar job that doesn’t provide health insurance. This might also be why, in
2014, it was reported that only about 36% of Latinos
with depression received mental health care, while
60% of white non-Latinos dealing with depression got care. When a minority of Latinos
have access to sufficient healthcare, sometimes,
you’re forced to put a price on your health. And if you can’t afford it,
it’s tough to find a solution. Need an example? 8.2% of Latinos with insurance
used antidepressants, versus just 1.8 of
those who are uninsured. More than anything, it’s
an example of why the fight for fair and accessible
healthcare in this country should be at the forefront
of every Latino’s mind. And this is especially
important because when we don’t address mental health,
the stakes are very high. Our lives are literally on the line. Suicide ideation and
behavior among U.S. Latinos has increased notably in the last decade, especially among youth. Suicide attempts for Hispanic
girls, grades 9 through 12 were 50% higher than for white girls in the same age group. And these numbers are
all consistently higher than white or black non-Latino students. By upholding the stigma
surrounding mental health and being denied accessible healthcare, we’re putting our kids, our relatives, and our friends at great risk. – Then what can be done?
How can this be changed? – So we need to think twice
about the language that we use, like “crazy” or
“complexed” that refer to mental illness in shameful ways. Transparency and exposure
can be a great first step in eliminating the stigma. Like when celebrities like
Demi Lovato, Selena Gomez, or J. Balvin speak about
their own personal struggles regarding mental health,
they’re making important strides in normalizing conversations
that we need to have. – 5 years ago, when I
had my first depression, I would say that I would never
go to a psychologist because that was for crazy people. Until I went & it helped me a lot. So let’s leave this taboo that “psychologists are just for crazy people.” Seek help. You are not alone. Lego. – I see a therapist at least once a week, mainly for my high functioning anxiety, anxiety which has paralyzed me literally and figuratively speaking in the past, and sometimes still to this day. I never thought I needed
to go to a therapist, because, well, I’ve survived
this long without it, so who cares? But having friends who
were open about their own mental health care, like
my friend and mental health advocate, Dior Vargas,
made seeking a therapist a lot more accessible and way less scary. We also need to fight this
idea that only wealthy white Americans deserve healthcare. Everyone deserves to be healthy,
physically and mentally. But the reality is, sometimes,
Latinos have to go above and beyond to find accessible
and appropriate care. So it’s important that we
have resources and services specifically centered to
Spanish speakers, Latinos, or non-citizen patients. Organizations like the
National Hispanic Family Health Helpline or
National Suicide Hotline offer bilingual services in Spanish. The Puerto Rican Family
Institute and the American Society of Hispanic Psychiatry
has a list of Hispanic and/or Spanish speaking
doctors across the country. Therapy for Black Girls is
also an amazing resource. Remember, that until we have
more Latinos represented in shaping health policy and
in the mental health care industry, we’re gonna have
to keep fighting the stigma that Latinos don’t deserve better. How did your therapy session go today? – Good, Dr. Gomez says, “Hi.” – Aw she’s so sweet! – We were wondering if maybe you can come with me next week? – What?! Me?! But why? – Please? – You know what, no problem. (crying) – That was beautiful progress right there. – You see! I told I’m not stubborn. – Well, we can talk about that in therapy. – Can I get a ride home? – How long have you been in here? – Oh well, long enough to
know that maybe we should make a stop at the car wash. – Get out! – Oh, so no ride? – Yes, get out! – Ok… – Whoo! This episode was a little
heavy, but thank you for sticking through it. But I got a question: How do you deal with your mental health? What are some self-care
routines that you practice? For me, it’s meditation
apps and I’ll let you know in the comments down below. Let me know yours. (upbeat music)

100 thoughts on “What’s the Deal with Latinos NOT Talking About MENTAL HEALTH? | The Kat Call S3 – mitu

  1. Y'all, I didn't know that others would notice this. Thank you!!!

  2. I thought mitu used "Latinx"….. I guess only when it's convenient.

  3. Speaking from personal experience, I am so thankful I haven't had to endure this type of situation in my Latin household, since almost every familiar member close to me has had to endure some form of mental illness that being depression or anxiety, which are the most common in my family. I've never been told, "estás loca, o no exageres" because they understand the hardships of having to deal with something that is, at times, out of your control or grasp. This widens my vision on comprehending that even though we think, in this case, Latin society has advance, in reality, some of the most basic human needs that should be respected, have drifted off and are not being helped or heard of. I sometimes get mad at these videos because in my mind, I think, "How could anyone negar su hijo o hija when they need the help and care they should have?" Maybe it's because as a youth, I was sheltered from the truths or realities that other familias Latinas had to go through. I truly hope everyone out there struggling with their own mental hardships finds someone who can give them the personal care they need and are able to receive the same love and understanding my family gives me. 🙂

  4. Video games help me a lot I know that might sound like a lie but it actually makes me feel less depressed sometimes

  5. This is sooo true! My mom said just be stronger but it’s not that easy, it takes time.

  6. i sad but true .is very frawn upon to talk about mental problems.i suffer from anxiety and panic attacks but i dont say anything because i dont want to be label a a drama queen.

  7. I have depression, obsessive compulsive disorder and anxiety and that affects a lot in my life.
    I see a psychologist since almost a year and a psychiatrist since some months.
    Now I have medication that help me with my depression, in get sleep because most of the times I can't sleep because of the obsessive thoughts and to manage anxiety.
    It's getting slowing better but I still struggle a lot with suicidal thoughts and self-harm thoughts as well.
    It's scary but I hope someday I get better.

  8. For me it taked about 10years for my family to acept That i am Bipolar and That i realy need my meds to function.
    Becouse they have dealt with só many shit with out help, they belived i waa just weak and over dramatic and it Was a fase from my early 20's

  9. Its the same in the black community in my country
    What you don't know I have tried to commit suicide three times and obviously failed

  10. From what I know
    Its also common in parts of the following
    The Black community
    The Indian community and
    The Middle Eastern community

  11. I think its not just a hard time for Latinos, I think it’s all people of color ( or most)

  12. Wow I feel so lucky bc my psychologist is Latina and that I am one of the few latinx that can seek psychological help

  13. As an adult, ive realized there are a lot of Latino "Adults" that clearly need mental health professionals. A lot of conversations I hear between latinos are generally negative. Instead of seeking a professional to dump all of their problems on, they just rely on each other. I know a lot of latinos that obviously have anxiety. I know this because theyll get frustrated if they cant do something right. Eventually theyll lash out and throw a fit when their anxiety becomes too much for them. The thing with therapists is they wont provide medication unless they see it as necessary. Most of them will mostly just listen to your problems, give you coping mechanisms… I had a doctor that knew I was in college at the time. He also has a daughter. He told me I know that at your age things can get unbearable, I know medication helped my daughter so it might help you. It was a very mild dose of an anti anxiety/depression medicine. My doctor was a 50 year old immigrant from mexico but he changed his mind about medication because of his daughter. I know latino parents get offended often when younger latino-americans try to rock the boat but sometimes its important. Especially regarding our health and lifestyle.

  14. La cultura occidental vomita a diario milliones de personas deprimidas que no saben qué empezar con sus vidas, porque el simple hecho de estar vivos y ser concientes de ello, les da miedo. La cultura occidental enfocada en la explotación de la Naturaleza, la explotación del prójimo y a toda costa ganar y ganar dinero y consumir miles de cosas innecesariamente , no es capaz de desvendar el sentido profundo de la Vida, haciendo de la existencia de la gente en ésta cultura una existencia vacía y sin sentido, que obviamente desemboca en depresión. En nuestras culturas ancestrales no existen depresiones y todas esas t'aras occidentales, vivmos en armonia con la Existencia y la Vida misma. El chamán , yatiri, jampiri, qolliri y en otras culturas ancestrales los oriatés, babalaos, oyugbonás, padrinos, madrinas y demás nos orientan y ayudan a mantener ese equilibrio en la vida. La cultura occidental necesita "producir" a sus "locos" y deprimidos para mantener la maquinaria de la industria farmacéutica y llenar los bolsillos de los chupasangres en las empresas y gobiernos. Gringolandia es el país donde el abuso de antidepresivos se ha vuelto una pandemia nociva y tóxica. El remedio fue peor que la enfermedad. Primero convencen a todos que necesitan a un psicólogo o psiquiatra, producen una dependencia de éstos mismos y encima los drogan y llenan de antidepresivos. ¿es esa vida realmente algo a lo que se tenga que aspirar sólo porque los gringos lo hacen?

  15. Mental health is the hardest health issue to have, when being Latinx. It’s easier to end up pregnant at 14 than asking to be taken to a therapist. I was diagnosed with borderline personality disorder a few months back, still haven’t told anyone in my family. Also, I am not allowed to be in contact with anyone in my family because “soy la vergüenza de la familia”. All because I am a bisexual girl who doesn’t believe everything she is told is true. So not only do I have a mental health disorder but I’m also gay, therefore making me “every latinx parent’s nightmare “. I had to cut everyone out in order to be able to live with some peace. It’s sad because it’s very lonely. But when you surround yourself with people who are open minded, accepting, supportive, and just overall non judgmental you feel so much better. Being “without a family” is rough. But having a chosen family is better. Why? You’ll always have love and support, unconditionally. Unfortunately a lot of our Latinx families give us conditional love. “If you got to church with me I’ll love you more” simple easy example. Therapy is the most helpful thing ever created. Mental health is the most important thing to take care of, all your other body parts can be replaced.

  16. I love watching these videos! Im not latino, im african american and Nigerian but the culture similarities between black and latino people are so interesting. In fact, most stereotypes tacked on black people also apply to latino people, they are just perceived somewhat differently at times(ie angry black women =masculine, angry latina = crazy/irrational)

  17. My Cubans parents call me a 'comemierda' because they say depression is white people nonsense. They say they didn't have the luxury of being depressed when they were going hungry in Cuba or when they were struggling there or in Venezuela. They said I caught all these thoughts in my head from the communist university education I'm getting. They say "gringos" are just weak and they should just toughen up.

  18. Oh my god I hate that my parents that I’m putting on a “show” 🤦🏻‍♀️🤦🏻‍♀️

  19. Mental health care is soooo important and some Latinos just don’t understand 😩❤️

  20. I was dying at home and my mexican family downplayed it. They insulted me. Pushed me into getting more disabled… I almost died and they all ran away from me. Yet God shows them signs? All you have to do is pray and you will get over it! Lol cultural stigma. Well did he show you signs that your son almost died and you created hell for him????

  21. My mum and my aunt are psychologists and I have been going to therapy for as long as I can remember. Sadly my mum can't practice psychology here since she didn't get her degrees in the US. Maybe that's why there is a lack of Hispanic mental health professionals in the US; many weren't educated here.

  22. For me it’s totally different, my mom is very open minded. We live in Mexico and she signed me into therapy for my mental health and we talk about it all the time. But I now that not all Latinos are like that

  23. There's nothing wrong with someone talking to a therapist about their problems, therapy is more effective than using medication, therapy allows you to talk about the problem and find healthy coping mechanisms to deal with these problems. My coping mechanisms are reading, journaling and exercise, medication suppresses the issue your not addressing it.

  24. Thank you, thank you, THANK YOU! Being a 3rd generation Mexican-American, it is so frustratingly difficult to explain to my mom why I see a therapist and why she should consider going as well. One of her biggest criticisms is always that only people who are crazy or seek attention go and that they’re gong to send me to a psych ward. Until she goes in for a session, she’ll never understand the concept of a safe space and healthy living habits, but this video hits the head on the nail. I love this series!!!

  25. I’ve been debating my college major over and over but when you said there’s not many latinx therapists, I felt the need to not only become one and also better my Spanish so I can communicate better with them or family members

  26. YEAH MENTAL HEALTH AS TO WHY YOU KEEP COMING TO AMERICA ILLEGALLY AND THINKING YOU ARE WHITE

  27. Going to therapy anytime I need it. I have not always had therapists I connected well with, but I didn't give up. Also, recently I went to see a hypnotherapist and it was AMAZING! Highly recommend therapy! And also meditation and exercise through dance.

  28. Does this also have to do with social class? Cuz my family in Mexico are higher class status and they don’t see therapy for locos in fact my tia is a psychiatrist herself

  29. it's not only latinos, it's just oldheads in general. my mom (a latina) and my guidance counselor (black) make my mental situation a lot worse

  30. I've been going to therapy since 7 years young after my family dealt with domestic violence, in the 6th grade I went to psychiatrict hospitals, I now still see a therapist and a psychiatrist

  31. Mental illness runs on both sides of my family never neglect your mental health.

  32. Self care ways in my country / culture, even today, are : self-medication ( usually through natural supplements, because gone are the days where you could get medications without a doctor"s medical letter ) and the so-called " old croner's cures " . But luckily, the younger generations do seek out to some extent, professional psychological help. It could be way better if the older generations, especially those born during the communist regime, wouldn't propagate outdated mentalities.

  33. I know that I need mental help but when you grow with a mother who threatens you with taking you to a psychologist you grow up feeling ashamed. My mother would call me retarded and my dad would tell me to get over it. I think I’ve been living with depression since childhood and sometimes I don’t deal with it well.

  34. I hate it I remember when I was younger I couldn’t speak to my parents about my problems with myself. I didn’t grow up with expressing my feelings. Because my parents never asked how my days were at school, when I was getting bullied everyday in elementary about me being Hispanic, or me having bushy eyebrows or my weight. I remember once when I was like 10 I didn’t know to how properly sweep and my mom got mad at me and hit me with a wire . Or that one time I burned the tortillas saying that I will never amount to anything. And saying that I’m a girl and that I should know how to clean and cook. Thanks mom Now here I am an insecure fuck that keeps to myself. That never wants to go out or speak I hate looking in mirrors .I remember My brother once found my self harm tool / my suicide notes underneath my bed and told my mom. And she had the nerve to say I was just seeking attention. And then Told that I needed Jesus . But thankfully I moved out of that house right on my 18th birthday too. I ended up going to a hospital to help with my problems. I’m working on myself and most definitely doing better

  35. lol my mom would say "ponte hacer quehaceres pa que te canses y no tengas tiempo o energía de estar deprimido"
    Gotta say, cured me right up👌

  36. I remember my mom telling me, " You're crazy if you think you need therapy. I'm sending you to insane asylum if you keep talking about being sad. That's a demon you have in you."

  37. I've had a very traumatic past with my family. Till this day I get flashbacks and some days they get so deep that I burst out crying. I don't know how to control the trauma so I run to natural medicines like ganja. It gets even more difficult when my mother and grandmother ignore the abuse that they laid on me and they tell me that I'm crazy and that it's all in my head.

    The worst part is when my grandma tells me that when I get flashbacks and a panicking anxiety it is because I want it and that I force myself to have it. I mean I remember being a teen and trying to drink myself to death because I couldn't get the help that I so desperately needed. They thought tough love was the only way to control me but it only made things worse.

    Now that I am grown, I have a distrust for doctors, I'm afraid of the world, and I panic at any sign of stress. I've lived my whole life like a beaten dog ready for another strike. I was their human punching bag, being told that I had demonic forces and that I was crazy and that's why bad things happen to me.

    I guess I can't blame them because they both went to a catholic school out in Mexico City were they too were punished by force. I guess that's how they grew up and thought denial of mental health and corporal punishment were normal human things? Or, maybe I'm giving them the benefit of the doubt?

    This is really sad to know that their are others like my grandmother and mother out there. At the same time, reading through the comments it's nice to know that I am not alone and that it's truly not me who is the crazy one. It's almost as if they call us the crazy ones and tell us that we are the ones who have problems BUT they are truly the ones with the problem and don't seek help for it so they pick on us (their kin).

    But Idk, what do I know? I'm just a crazy person, nothing I say is valid.

  38. I feel like white folks in the U.S. south have to deal with similar issues. Men and Women both are raised with the standard "be a man" (alternate: "That's not ladylike") or "you don't want to be one of those people" that can push folks away from trying to get the help they may need.

  39. I would subscribe if this channel was only about your feed. I really like your content! But I’m not really into any of the other folks in mitu. Until you get your own channel, I’ll just like your vids. Keep up the great work!

  40. It took a long time for my madre to come to terms with her son going to therapy. After about a year, she saw how helpful it was for me and she decided to seek therapy for herself. 🙏🏽

  41. I hate when parents say "You're not crazy! You don't need a psychologist" you don't need to be crazy to see a psychologist

  42. As someone with high functioning autism in definitely understanding this video I'm Dominican and I've started calling my own therapist la locura it's mostly because of my parents influence I'm not going to stop going to her but it's still kind of sad and a little funny that they've influenced me like that towards my mental health

  43. Also is there any way to make a Spanish version of this I have a very stubborn Dominican step that I would love to show this to but he doesn't understand much English Beyond hello how are you and how much is this car part will that and how much gas he's adding to the car LOL

  44. Luckily Argentina is an exception regarding this, not only it is not tabu here but we have the highest count of psychologist per capita…..and having universal free health care helps too

  45. Dear Latino community, help me promote nutritional education for you and your loved ones to prevent health risks in the USA, its free!
    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCMhxscAA2V3ube7u_x3rErw

  46. Once we change the culture to a more informed latino society, then we will understand and make intelligent decisions based on nutritional education

  47. It belittles their programming , they are about 7-10 years behind in social cultural development. This does not include the majority of latino Americans. Latino Americans raised in the u.s adopted a more open mind ser in many different spectrums.

    Soon there will be two types of Latinos if not already…

    Btw next time put subtitled or a link to the same vedio but in Spanish.

  48. Muy buen video. Me gustaria que tengan subtitulos a los videos para compartirlos con todxs. Please.

  49. Well Argentina has the more psycologists per capita in the world and even tough there's still a stigma around it, going to a psycologyst, dping therapy, etc it's far more normalized than in any other countries I'd been (and we are proud of it). I guess tho she is more specifically referring to the latino community in the united states

  50. Good luck to everyone fighting their mental health battles. Society is changing it’s attitude slowly but surely where this is concerned. Be part of the change for the better.

  51. this lady is something else for one she keeps on being up the rate white people as a whole when it's postive like getting help but real specific about talking about suicide rates like white as a whole comit more suicide than any other race in America

  52. I swear y’all have a lot in common with the Arabians cuz they also think that way

  53. Headspace mediation, yoga (jen hilman), deep breathing exercises, 15 minute break walks, talk to your friends (don't isolate).

  54. not just latino, but haitians and africans. i feel like foreign parents are so hard on they’re children (mine too)

  55. True Mexicans Americans suffer which creates a meaning to live to sacrifice for friends and family. Americans don’t believe in that.

  56. Careful guys. Not all mental health "experts" are the same. Just like other humans, you get your good ones, your bad ones, and your real malicious and corrupt ones. Not joking, but Dr Phil is a pretty decent guy giving out good advice. On the bad side, you'll have therapists or psychologists claiming your transgender (when your not), ripping families apart (because their feminists), or trying to replace your religion with their "professional" advice (because they're athiests or socialists). Sometimes, they'll go so far as to claim to not know whats wrong and have you take medication, replacing your fun loving relative drinking a beer and joking, with a drugged out zombie popping pills that only stares at you. They'll both die of liver damage, if they don't become addicts.

  57. I push my issues to the side. I concentrate on work but when work is over I rely on my ADD to keep my mind occupied. But when sadness hits it really hits hard. Then again ADD to the rescue… sometimes

  58. I tried going to therapy and I loved but it’s 90 dollars every time I go and see my therapist and I haven’t been ever since then bc that’s WITH my insurance. So I’m hoping i can get better care somehow some way. Like the other day I got a really bad anxiety attack like my chest was clenched so tightly I thought I was gonna die and then I did a bit of yoga to calm me down and I got back to my breathing and then I told my mom bc I didn’t text her for a while and she called me immediately after I sent my first text and she asked why I’m feeling like that and I told her why and what happened and then she was talking in a condescending tone and kinda making me feel like it was my fault that my therapy was 89 dollars every time I went so idk

  59. Not me its the opposite my latino parent bring me medication and theraphy….Lucky me ✌🏻👌

  60. But seriously latino parents BORN and RAISED in their home country go through alot. More than first generation American born kids. Parents hustled since they were kids. Most parents didnt have a childhood that you/their kids have now. They didn't have time to be "depressed" nowadays people are snowflakes. Come for me ALL yall want. Everyone is more sensitive now days. But get help if you need it. Not everyone (except loved ones) has time to be paying attention to you. Get off that phone and get mf help

  61. I can relate so much. I get called “loca” and get called sensitive when i tell my mom its a bad thing to say.

    Several months ago i was severely depressed and i was watching a show to try to cheer myself up a bit and my dad walks in and says “if youre depressed why are you watching tv?” Latino parents NEED to do better

  62. i wish that this video had more recognition so hispanic parents can see this and at least try to change. i don’t talk to my parents about serious issues like mental health and i feel so trapped because of it honestly. i know that sounds gross but it’s true :/

  63. I remember something like this happened to me once.
    I was with my mom in a concert because I needed an adult to go, but in the middle of it I started having an anxiety attack. So I said I needed to go to the bathroom and my mom wanted to go with me.
    I just needed air and after I calm down I explained that it happened to me sometimes and I don't know why but I can't control it.
    We came back and after the concert she said: "Mira mija, necesitas calmarte y ya controlate"
    "Mamá, no puedo, siento que me ahogo y no puedo hacer nada para pararlo."
    "Pero controlate, si que puedes. Cuando volvamos a casa vamos a un médico si?"
    After she told my dad which thinked I needed a doctor (and also to just calm down) but she said no so I never get any help.

    Well I think I have anxiety but being Latina and a self diagnosed brat is confusing because I think that is not normal but I don't need help because I'm not loca 😀

  64. Some people just shouldn't be parents. Especially if you're not gonna take the time and have the patience to talk to your kids.

  65. You might have a mental problem if you switch between languages in the same sentence constantly

  66. I remember having to go through an airport by myself when i was younger when visiting my dad. I was so nervous about getting lost, missing my flight, or doing anything wrong, so i cried on the tram that was taking me to my gate because i was having an anxiety attack. It was the first time that happened and i was alone. I did make it to my flight, but when i told my dad that i had an anxiety attack, him and my step mom laughed and said, “anxiety is for white people, you must have gotten that from your other step mom.” Years or months later, he told me he suffered from an anxiety attack because of work overload, so….. anxiety is for white people huh dad? And he works in the medical field 🙃

  67. to an extreme yes its ok to seek mental health but if you want a make doctors and phsyquiatric pockets fatter than go ahead seek help for no reason …maybe just cause u broke up with someone you think you are depressed..suck it up!! you need no help.

  68. I’m a Latina therapist based in California. Mental Health services in our community are more accessible than ever before. There’s a few directories available to find a therapist. www.latinxtherapy.com is one and also has a Podcast that presents important topics in English and Spanish. For those looking for more affordable services, though it is not guaranteed you’ll find a Latina therapist, there is Open Path Collective and also Psychology Today where you can filter the search to look for a therapist based on gender and language preferences amongst others.

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