Xiomara A. Sosa, HMHP Executive Creator and Co-partner
Publisher, New Latina, Huffington Post Contributor
Launch Date: Thursday, October 18, 2012
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The Get-Right! Organization, Inc. (Get-Right!) and New Latina are honored to announce their joint partnership in the establishment and launch of the National Hispanic Mental Health Professionals Advocacy Network.
Xiomara A. Sosa, Get-Right! Founder, President and CEO along with Angélica Pérez-Litwin, Publisher of New Latina and Huffington Post Contributor, have formed a partnership to create and launch the National Hispanic Mental Health Professionals Advocacy Network (HMHP). HMHP is one in a series of 6 networks that form the XAS Advocacy Network Series (ANS), is a bilingual, culturally competent multi-platform advocacy campaign for diverse communities launched by XAS through Get-Right! and You Are Strong! in partnership with prominent social media and coalition partners.
HMHP will establish a viable network advocating for Hispanic mental health needs that are culturally appropriate.
HMHP’s mission is to promote education, awareness and advocacy for the mental health services needs of U.S. Hispanic communities.
HMHP’s vision is to create a well-established, organized, active, and strongly connected community of Hispanic mental health professionals by improving culturally relevant communication and advocacy for the mental health needs of the Hispanic community.
This partnership will help shine light on issues affecting the Hispanic community from a cultural perspective via an article series about issues affecting their mental health needs. HMHP will also share resources, conduct interviews with mental health professionals and organizations, and will assemble and disseminate critical legislative, government and mental health initiatives.
HMHP will create Legislative Days with representatives to advocate for mental health needs of the Hispanic communities and Town Hall meetings with community stakeholders, including mental health professionals, to educate and raise awareness about culturally appropriate services needs of the Hispanic community.
“I am proud and excited to partner with Angelica and New Latina on this special project for Hispanic mental health professionals. There is such disparity within the mental health community in its resources and delivery of services to the Hispanic population. Culturally competent advocacy is one avenue that we will utilize to bridge that gap. Angelica and I share the same vision in educating our communities about mental health issues and combating the negative stigma associated with it through education. This campaign seeks to do both with our collective knowledge, skills and passion. Together, we will reach, organize and unify our community and encourage them to get the mental health services they need.” Xiomara A. Sosa, HMHP Executive Creator & Co-Partner, Get-Right! Founder.
“The HMHP is a timely and important initiative for Hispanic individuals and their families across this country. By leveraging digital media and social network platforms, HMHP will amplify its reach and impact. We are excited to serve as the media partner for HMHP and will look forward to spreading the word on the real mental health issues that affect our Hispanic communities.” Angelica Perez, HMHP Media Co-Partner, Publisher of New Latina, Huffington Post Contributor
Note: You do not need to be Hispanic or a mental health professional to participate, join, or support this campaign. Everyone who supports HMHP’s mission is welcome.