Latino Mental Health Initiative

Latinas/os represent our nation's largest and fastest growing ethnic group, yet there remains a striking lack of knowledge regarding the unique mental health needs facing the Latina/o population in addition to a troubling shortage of culturally competent mental health professionals prepared to help meet those needs.

The Chicago School's National Center for Research and Practice, Latino Mental Health works to promote well-being in the Latino/a community by contributing to the reduction of mental health disparities while addressing this shortage of culturally competent mental health professionals. The Latino Mental Health Providers Network, an initiative launched in 2009 by CLMH to increase the cultural competency of and build referral networks among Latino mental health providers, serves as a model for a national effort to increase mental health services to the Latino community.