Particular challenges and cultural influences may have a great impact on what causes these symptoms and how effective treatment is. A unique combination of factors, including immigration, discrimination, and acculturation, has inevitably impacted the mental health of the U.S. Latino community in general, and particularly of those who may be more vulnerable.
By Margarita Tartakovsky, M.S.
You didn’t do everything on your to-do list. You let a loved one down. You yelled at your spouse, or your six-year-old. Or both. You still haven’t gotten over your ex. You thought someone else would make you happy but they didn’t. You received a bad performance review. Your Thanksgiving dinner didn’t turn out the way you planned. Nothing has turned out the way you planned.