January 14, 2013
As you know, I’ve recently launched the National Hispanic Mental Health Professionals Advocacy Network (HMHP) with my Media Co-partner Angelica Perez, Founder and Publisher of New Latina.
Our 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.
You do not need to be Hispanic or a mental health professional to support or join our campaign. In my ongoing effort to combat stigma and misinformation about mental health, I am actively looking for personal stories to tell via our HMHP and New Latina Editorial Initiative. We are collecting real stories from our communities related to mental health from average community members as well as other professionals.
Your stories can be about your own experience with mental health, which can include your efforts to promote well being, self-care stewardship, struggles and survivorship. We want to know what your experiences have been and how your story can help others deal with their experiences.
If you are a provider, we want to spotlight you and the work you do in the community and add you to our well of culturally competent resources for our community.
Please send me an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with “HMHP” in the subject line if you want to be a part of our pioneering campaign. We look forward to hearing from you!
Xiomara A. Sosa, HMHP Executive Creator and Get-Right! Founder