Bringing awareness to the Latino community about available culturally and linguistically services, and in recognition of September’s National Latino Heritage Month, and California’s Latino Behavioral Health Week, Sacramento County Division of Behavioral Health is presenting “Strength In Connections.”
“The proportion of Latinos living with mental illness or substance abuse is the same as in the general population; however, Latinos historically underutilize behavioral health services,” said Sherri Z. Heller, Director, Sacramento County Department of Health and Human Services.
This special community event will feature presentations by Carmela Castellano-Garcia, President and CEO of California Primary Care Association and Dr. Lina Mendez, Postdoctoral Scholar of Internal Medicine, UC Davis Health System-Center for Reducing Health Disparities. The goal is to inform the public about opportunities the Affordable Care Act presents to integrate behavioral health into general healthcare, as well as effective strategies for improving access to behavioral health services for Latino communities.
In addition to the “Strength In Connections” event, several other community agencies are hosting events throughout the month of September.
Tuesday, September 16, 4:00 -7:00 p.m. – “Strength In Connections” La Familia Counseling Center, 5523 34th St., Sacramento, CA 95820
Tuesday, September 16, Wednesday, September 17, and Thursday September 18, 4:00 - 6:30 p.m. – Latino Signs of Suicide information table. La Familia Counseling Center, 5523 34th St., Sacramento
Wednesday, September 17 – Resume Development Workshop. Crossroads Diversified Services, 9300 Tech Center Dr., Suite 160, Sacramento, CA 95826
Thursday, September 18, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. – AB60 new law assistance: Obtaining a Driver’s License (Spanish). La Familia Counseling Center, 5523 34th St., Sacramento
Friday, September 19 – Mental Health First Aid. La Familia Counseling Center, 5523 34th St., Sacramento
Saturday, September 20, 4:00 -6:00 p.m. – Open Mic: MHA of Northern California. 2130 Stockton Blvd., Sacramento
Thursday, September 25 and Friday, September 26 – Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training. La Familia Counseling Center, 5523 34th Street, Sacramento
For more information, visit the Health and Services website.