Mental health is still a taboo in our Latinx community, however, it affects us as much or even more than the general population, due to the unique conditions that affected us. Limited English Proficiency and our Migration Patrons, leaving from one to another place due to our family welfare, escaping from persecution, violence, and potential death among others.
There is also limited specialized-professional staff, to understand our situation and culture. Some of our children are labeled as hyperactive or slow by a systemic structural barrier, which should protect them. Therefore, CHWCMR is investing in CHWs, trusted members of the community, to advocate, identify and learn professional techniques to address the mental health challenges we faced in our community around WA.