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Hispanic Heritage Month: Sep.15-Oct.15

Publication Date: Oct 05, 2020

From September 15 to October 15, Hispanic Heritage Month is a nationwide celebration that honors the cultural contributions, achievements, and identities of Hispanic and Latino people in the United States. In this month, we shed light on the multitude of mental health experiences within the Hispanic and Latino communities, including those who identify as Afro-Latino, Black, Indigenous, and more, as well as the disproportionate inequities they face due to systemic barriers and historical adversity.

Great Lakes ATTC Resources

The Great Lakes ATTC offers a growing inventory of training resources that address health equity and inclusion in diverse populations. For more information, visit our page, Culturally Competent Service Delivery. Trainings specific to addressing behavioral health issues in the Hispanic and Latino population include: 

  • Culture: An Integral Part of Mental Health Services for Hispanics and Latinos
  • Clinical Applications of Cultural Elements for Hispanic and Latino Populations with Mental Health Disorders
  • Worldview Dynamics: The Intersection of Culture, Faith, History, and Mental Health

For more information about these technical assistance offerings, contact Alfredo Cerrato, Senior Cultural and Workforce Development Officer:

ATTC Network Resources

The ATTC Network offers a variety of resources to build cultural awareness skills. Find out more by visiting the ATTC Network Product and Resources catalog


MHTTC Network Resources 

During the COVID-19 pandemic, the MHTTC Network has also been developing events and resources specific to the differential effects of COVID-19 on mental health care for specific populations. Access these events and resources on here.

The National Hispanic and Latino ATTC

The National Hispanic and Latino ATTC's mission is to provide high-quality training and technical assistance to improve the capacity of the workforce serving Hispanic and Latino communities in behavioral health prevention, treatment, and recovery. For more information on our national focus-area Center for the Hispanic and Latino population, visit their home page.


Other Organizations Offering Awareness Resources for the Hispanic and Latino Community:

HHS Office of Minority Mental Health (OMH)

Mental Health America (MHA)

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)

National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN)

SAMHSA Office of Behavioral Health Equity