By Adriana Alejandre, LMFT | Conversations about Mental Health Myths and Wellness Within the Latinx Culture
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Break the stigma of mental health as it relates to the Latinx community. Learn self-help techniques, how to support ourselves or those around us that struggle with mental illnesses and create cultural competency for other providers working with the Latinx population.
||CleanMy Teen Pregnancy Story- Part 2||Welcome back to My Teen Pregnancy Story Part 2! Did you all know that Less than 2% of teen moms earn a college degree by age 30? Roughly 229,715 teens between 15 and 19 became pregnant in 2015. Latinas have the highest teen-pregnancy rate of any...||11/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitMy Teen Pregnancy Story- Part 1||Teen pregnancy is defined by someone who has a child between the ages of 13-19. About 750,000 teens get pregnant each year, mostly between the ages 17 to 19 (Kost, et al., 2010). While Latinxs currently have the highest teen birth rates,...||11/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitBreak the Stigma with Noemi Gonzalez||Welcome to the second break the stigma episode of this season! Today we talk with an actress and mental health advocate, Noemi Gonzalez. Noemí Gonzalez is a first-generation immigrant from Mexico and a first-generation actress from within her family...||10/30/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanUna Experiencia AfroLatinx||En este segmento, hablamos de lo que se significa ser AfroLatinx, ejemplos de discriminación y micro-agresiones, y los varios efectos de la salud mental con este tema. Ser AfroLatinx significa ser negro/a o de afrodescendientes, y de un...||10/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAn AfroLatinx Experience||My guest today for episode 7 is Jersey Garcia. In this episode, she talks to us about her realities of identifying as AfroLatinx, and looking more of African descent than Latinx, a struggle often society is too afraid to bring up, but is much too...||10/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanChildren of Business Owners||Today, I discuss how it is to grow up in businesses from a very young age with two individuals from different backgrounds, and who are also not mental health professionals. I speak with Pamela Barba from Georgia, an Ecuadorian native with a florist...||10/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBreak the Stigma: Vivian Nuñez - Too Damn Young||This is the first season’s Break the Stigma segment! Today will be hearing Vivian’s story with grief and loss. We talk about her losing her mom in elementary school, and later as a very young adult she lost someone that was like a mother to...||9/24/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEl Machismo y Saliendo del Clóset||¡Bienvenido al episodio número 4! Este tema se ha solicitado desde que comenzó el podcast, así que me alegro de que se haya ofrecido Renato Pérez a tener esta conversación. Habrá muchos más temas relacionados con la comunidad LGBTQIA+ en otros..||9/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanComing Out of the Closet in a Machismo Dominated Culture||Welcome to episode 3! This topic has been requested since the podcast started, so I am glad Renato Perez joined me in on this conversation. There will be many more topics related to LGBTQIA+ in the episodes and seasons to come. ...||9/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSeason 2 Opener!||Welcome back everyone! So many things have been going on during the last two months. It was highly requested to record the When La Chancla Crosses the Line episode into Spanish, so we did! Let us know your feedback! Here is the link to the survey if...||9/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCuando La Chancla Cruza La Línea||¡Bienvenidos a la segunda temporada! Hoy visitamos a nuestro primer segmento, pero en español. La chancla es un símbolo de disciplina corporal muy reconocido en la cultura Latina. La chancla también puede incluir cordones, cables, cinturones,...||9/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitBreak the Stigma with Wilmer Valderrama!||In this final episode of the season, I had the honor to sit down and chat with Wilmer Valderrama, actor, producer and activist. Wilmer shared about his upbringing and immigration experience. He talked about how mental health was perceived in his...||6/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCuando Necesitas Un Hijo que Traduzca En Inglés||En este segmento, platique con Lisette Sanchez sobre los efectos psicológicos e emocionales de padres e hijos cuando se utiliza el valor cultural de traducir por necesidad, como la tendencia de querer complacer a los padres pero también la...||6/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhen You're the English Translator for Your Family||Did you carry the role of translating for your parents? The academic term for a child translating for a parent is “language brokering” so you will hear us refer to that in this segment. We also mentioned that children take on a “parentified”...||6/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanUn diálogo honesto sobre el SEXO||El sexo es para el matrimonio, entre un hombre y una mujer, o detrás de puertas. Pensémoslo de nuevo! Bienvenidxs a la sesión 14! Estoy muy emocionada por el capitulo de hoy porque es un tema que contiene mucho estigma de vergüenza y hoy...||6/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSneak Peek into a Forbidden Topic: Sex||Sex is: for marriage, between a man and a woman, or behind closed doors. Think again! Welcome to sesion #14! I am really excited about today's episode because this topic is one that has heavy shame woven into it, and today, we start to break...||6/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAlimentos al Rescate Para La Salud Mental||Jacquie Marquez hablo de lo que es importante consumir para que uno no tenga cambios de humor fuerte, técnicas que uno puede usar con niños que son difíciles para comer “picky”, habla de la importancia de la alimentación en los niños, y de...||5/31/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBreak the Stigma: Self-Forgiveness Conquers All||Listen to our second Break the Stigma guest, Pam Covarrubias, as she discloses about her journey towards forgiveness with various experiences, including abandonment from her father, a toxic relationship with an ex, her mentality after the...||5/29/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMaldita Depresión||¡Bienvenidos a la sesión número 11! Hoy hablé con Cecilia Racine, trabajadora social con licencia clínica de la ciudad de Fairfax en el estado de Virginia, localizada en la área de Washington, D.C. Ella compartió su experiencia y sabiduría...||5/24/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanViviendo con Ansiedad||Educándonos sobre la ansiedad||5/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAnxiety 101||An Introduction to Anxiety's Symptoms & Skills to Combat||5/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLa Vergüenza A.K.A. Shame||The psychological effects of shame||5/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTécnicas Para Encontrar La Felicidad||Usando técnicas para balancear su vida||5/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhen Drugs & Alcohol Are Involved||In this sesión with Bianca Rodriguez, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, we talk about drugs and alcohol. We discuss what it means to be addicted and have a substance use disorder, substances that make someone addicted, we...||5/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBreak the Stigma: From Self-Mutilator to Warrior||Nancy Salas, born in Nayarit, Mexico struggled with mental health realities after a family secret was disclosed to her. This secret shattered her life and spiraled her world into self-destruction. Nancy Salas had an epiphany after the birth of her...||4/24/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBipolar Disorder: It's Not What You Think||Join Elena Apaza, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner explores the actual clinical symptoms of Bipolar Disorder.||4/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhen La Chancla Crosses the Line||La chancla, which refers to a flip flop in Spanish, is a cultural discipline style that has evolved to be very symbolic. La chancla can also refer cords, cables, the belt, hangers, any item that can be used to inflict pain as a punishment. Often, it...||4/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanIntroduction to Latinx Therapy||Introduction of Latinx Therapy and Your Podcast Host||4/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
The relevancy is heartwarming. I can tell ha the host takes her time with the content as pours her heart. I highly recommend it for anyone who is latinx or of color!
My Teen Pregnancy Story Part 1
I’ve been listening to this podcast from the start and I can relate to most of the episodes. It’s an amazing podcast. This specific episode really hit home with me. I myself was a teenage mother who went through similar issues. My children are now teens and I really needed to hear this to remind myself of the fact that I’m not the only one going through this. I just feel a sense of community every time I listen to the podcast. Keep doing amazing work!
I found this podcasts on IG. I was so excited to find a page and a podcast dedicated to mental health specifically for the Latinx community. I am on podcast #3 and so far it has been so interesting. I am a Latina myself. I am currently working on my bachelors degree in Human Services with the goal of working directly with the Latinx community. In class, when we talk about issues; we don’t talk specifically about the Latinx community which is expected especially because my university is a PWI (primarily white institute) Latinxtherapy is that extra resource I can use to learn about the issues I know about but exactly how it affects the community. I want to add that the author/owner of the podcast is amazing. I watched her live on IG today and I just felt reassured and happy to be in the field I am. Although I currently don’t plan on going to graduate school to obtain my masters; I might down the line because we need more Latinx representation in mental health. THANK YOU FOR TAKING THE TIME TO DO THESE PODCASTS!