Latino youth are far more likely than their peers to have mental health issues, which often go unaddressed and untreated.
Why? Immigration, cultural identity, poverty, bullying, discrimination and other factors create high levels of stress.
But there’s good news, too.
Interventions to reduce family, school and community stressors can have a positive effect on the mental health of this population. Promising policies, while few, also are emerging.
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