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Mental Health Partners Honors National Hispanic Heritage Month

Mental Health Partners Honors National Hispanic Heritage Month

For Immediate Release: October 6, 2020

During National Hispanic Heritage Month, which is celebrated from September 15 to October 15, Mental Health Partners (MHP) honors the contributions of community members whose ancestors come from many different nations and regions of the world, including Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America. While the differences between Hispanic cultures can vary, many share similar religious affiliations, language, emphasis on family bonds, and a resilient approach to life and work.

Unfortunately, these communities also share another connection: approximately 33% of Hispanic or Latinx adults with mental illness receive treatment each year, compared to the U.S. average of 43%. This disparity can be contributed to many unique obstacles, including language barriers, lack of cultural competence by providers, concerns over legal status by members of the communities, and higher stigma in these cultures regarding professional mental health care. These inequities can lead to a higher risk for more severe and persistent forms of mental health conditions.

For over fifty years, Mental Health Partners has been providing mental health and addiction recovery care to the Hispanic and Latinx communities in Boulder and Broomfield Counties through bilingual and culturally competent clinicians. Community members can begin accessing care by calling (303) 443-8500 or learn more by visiting www.mhpcolorado.org/access-to-care. We offer multiple payment options for our services, including Medicare, Medicaid, and most insurance plans, as well as out-of-pocket. Our competitive fees provide individuals an affordable and convenient way for all communities to access select mental health services.

To access immediate mental health services, community members can visit the 24/7 Walk-in Crisis Center & Addiction Services at 3180 Airport Road, Boulder CO, call 1-844-493-TALK, or text TALK to 38255.

Additionally, MHP remains committed to continuing to develop and support programs that address inequities resulting from ethnicity and proudly partner with community agencies who share our values of empathy and unity. Update on these partnerships and activities can be found our website (www.mhpcolorado.org) and social media channels (Facebook @MentalHealthPartnersCO and Twitter: @MentalHealthCO).

Media Contact:
Kristina Shaw, MHP Marketing Director and Public Information Officer  kshaw@mhpcolorado.org | 619-885-0191