Others do not have the means to access the appropriate services to adequately manage their mental health needs. Among the many obstacles that the Latino community faces, stigma is first, followed by distrust of government and religion, said Alfredo Huerta, a Mexican immigrant with 18 years of experience as a clinical therapist for the Riverside University Health Systems Department of Behavioral Health. While Huerta, of Beaumont, believes that there is an initial resistance to ask for help, once the family gets involved with the treatment, the stigma is reduced. directoryHes not the only one who feels that way. Munozs mother, Sara Munoz, commented that in the Latino community, the tendency is to keep ones personal problems inside. In our culture, acceptance is the hardest part. I saw it when I would take my son to the clinic and would talk to other parents who did not accept the fact that their son or daughter had a mental health issue even though they were cutting themselves, for example. We all knew we were there for the same reason, she said. site hereThat is why I ask, what do we gain for staying silent? WIDESPREAD PROBLEM The statistics speak for themselves: 73 percent of Mexican-origin adults with a mental health disorder will not get the needed treatment. The problem of under-utilization is even higher among Mexican immigrants.
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Meanwhile, a dollar rally intensified with the WSJ Dollar Index last up 0.4% after climbing to a 14-year high on Wednesday. The latest leg higher for the greenback followed strong U.S. economic data, a weaker Chinese yuan and fresh hints the Federal Reserve would likely raise interest rates in December. Fed officials said a raise rise was possible ” relatively soon” if incoming data continued to show an improving economy, minutes from the bank’s November meeting showed. Earlier, markets in Asia mostly moved lower amid concerns that higher U.S. interest rates and a stronger dollar could hurt emerging markets. Japan’s Nikkei Stock Average advanced 0.9%, however, as a weaker yen boosted shares of exporters. The dollar was last up 0.8% against the yen at Yen113.4660. In bond markets, the yield on 10-year German government bonds fell to 0.241% from 0.277% on Wednesday. Yields move inversely to prices.
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