Monday, December 20, 2010
Stigma Haunts Mentally Ill Latinos
From CNN Health.com: Although the rates of mental illness among Latinos and whites in the U.S. are roughly equivalent, whites are far more likely to receive mental-health treatment (about 60 percent more likely, a 2008 study found). According to a 2001 Surgeon General's report, only about 20 percent of Latinos with a psychological disorder consult a general health-care provider about their symptoms, and just 10 percent contact a mental-health specialist. Read more..