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A child needs more than nutritious food and physical activity to be healthy.
They need healthy minds, too.
But 1 in 5 children today suffer a serious mental illness. Depressive symptoms among Latino youth are especially high, putting them at risk of dropping out of school, using drugs, and suicide.
For Mental Health Awareness Month in May, let’s use #SaludTues on May 9, 2017, to share tips and strategies to promote healthy minds and environments for Latino and all kids across the U.S.
- WHAT: #SaludTues Tweetchat: “Latino Kids and Healthy Minds”
- TIME/DATE: 1-2 p.m. ET (Noon-1 p.m. CT), Tuesday, May 9, 2017
- WHERE: On Twitter with hashtag #SaludTues
- HOST: @SaludToday
- CO-HOSTS: Cheryl Aguilar (@cheryl_aguilar); Jesus Rodriguez, MD of Kaiser Permanente (@KPbuenasalud); NAMI Texas (@NAMITexas)
- SPECIAL GUESTS: Ruchi Kaushik MD MPH (@drruchikaushik); First 5 LA (@First5LA)
- Optional hashtags: #MentalHealth #MentalHealthMatters #MHM17 #MentalIllness
We’ll open the floor to your comments, tips, and stories as we explore:
- What is traumatic stress and how can this affect mental health?
- Strategies to addressing bullying both in school and out of school;
- How do we create more spaces to talk about mental health?
- How do we recognize symptoms of mental health issues?
Be sure to use the hashtag #SaludTues to follow the conversation on Twitter and share stories and resources to improve mental health care for Latinos and all people.
See our full Tweetchat schedule.
#SaludTues is a weekly Tweetchat on Latino health at 12p CST/1p ET every Tuesday hosted by @SaludToday, the Latino health social media campaign of the Institute for Health Promotion Research (IHPR) at UT Health San Antonio and its Salud America! obesity prevention program funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.
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