The Latino mental health project: a local mental health needs assessment.
In this article, we present the results of a local needs assessment of the mental health experiences, service needs, and barriers to treatment-seeking of the Latino population in Worcester, Massachusetts. Overall, participants reported relatively high rates of experiences with symptoms of mental health problems, they indicated using a range of both formal and alternative mental health services, and they noted a variety of instrumental, attitudinal, and culturally-specific barriers to seeking mental health services. Findings are discussed with regards to the role that community-driven research can play in advancing efforts to provide relevant services to underserved populations.
Cardemil, EV; Adams, ST; Calista, JL; Connell, J; Encarnación, J; Esparza, NK; Frohock, J; Hicks, E; Kim, S; Kokernak, G; McGrenra, M; Mestre, R; Pérez, M; Pinedo, TM; Quagan, R; Rivera, C; Taucer, P; Wang, E
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