Tweetchat: How to Improve Mental Health Care for Latino Kids


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Conversations about mental health can often be difficult to have. Many Latino teens and their families avoid the topic altogether.

Why should you talk openly open mental health?

Latino kids are often affected by issues such as depression, anxiety, and suicide at higher rates than non-Latinos. About 1 in 7 Latina teens attempt suiciMental Health and Latino Kidsde.

This Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2016, use #SaludTues to take a stand for Latino kids and tweet solutions to tackle the top issues affecting their mental health.

  • WHAT: #SaludTues Tweetchat: “How to Address Challenges in Mental Health Care for Latino Kids”
  • TIME/DATE: 1-2 p.m. EST Tuesday, December 20, 2016
  • WHERE: On Twitter with hashtag #SaludTues
  • HOST: @SaludToday
  • COHOSTS: The American Psychological Association’s (APA) Public Interest Directorate (@APAPublicInt); The American Psychological Association’s Education Directorate (@APAEducation); Mental Health America (@MentalHealthAm)

We’ll open the floor to your experiences and stories as we discuss:

  • Signs that may indicate a child is struggling with a mental health issue;
  • Triggers that parents and teachers should be aware of; and
  • Social and cultural factors that impact mental health for Latino kids.

Be sure to use the hashtag #SaludTues to follow the conversation on Twitter and share your stories, resources, insights for promoting good mental health for Latino kids.

See our full Tweetchat schedule.

#SaludTues is a weekly Tweetchat about Latino health at 12p CST/1p ET every Tuesday and hosted by @SaludToday, the Latino health social media campaign of the Institute for Health Promotion Research (IHPR) at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio and its Salud America! obesity prevention program funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

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