Compartiendo Esperanza: Understanding Emotional Health
NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization. NAMI advocates for access to services, treatment, support and research, and is committed to raising awareness and building a community of hope for all of those in need.
In the Latino community, there is little information and understanding about mental health and high levels of stigma. NAMI Clackamas has a variety of programs that target the Latino community.
Compartiendo Esperanza: Understanding Emotional Health is a bilingual program specifically tailored for the Latino community. It includes a 90-minute interactive presentation to be given in different settings (community centers, churches, PTA meetings, etc.)
Develop positive and lasting relationships with Latino organizations. Educate Latinos about mental health problems, signs, symptoms, treatment and support. Address mental health stigma in the Latino community by providing science- based information on mental health. Increase understanding and awareness of mental health recovery. Introduce NAMI education and support programs to the Latino community.
For questions about this program and other services available in Spanish through NAMI Clackamas, please contact:
Yvette Mata Rivas
Latino Outreach and Volunteer Coordinator
Coordinadora del desarollo comunitario de Latinos y voluntarios