New York Campaign Addresses High Rates Of Depression In Latinas
The Health Department launched a new awareness campaign to help de-stigmatize mental health problems and promote positive coping strategies among young Latinas, who suffer from depression at higher rates than other groups. This fall the Health Department began distributing posters, palm cards and compact mirrors with the tag line,
"Don't keep it in - talk to us" in both English and Spanish. In addition to public middle schools and high schools, the campaign will enlist shelters, health clinics, beauty salons, community-based organizations and the Health Department's District Public Health Offices.
Latina teens who are struggling with mental health issues are urged to call 311 and ask for LIFENET or AY