Hispanics, Mental Health, and Discriminating Policies: Brief Report Article

Brenes, F. (2019). Hispanics, Mental Health, and Discriminating Policies: Brief Report . 17(4), 178-180. 10.1177/1540415319875103

cited authors

  • Brenes, F

fiu authors

abstract

  • Hispanics, the largest minority group in the United States, are a heterogeneous group that contains a large portion of immigrants from Latin America. Recently, anti-immigrant policies and anti-Hispanic discriminatory practices have heightened at state and national levels. These policies and practices serve to endanger the mental health of Hispanics and play a major role in health care disparities. Positive correlations have been found between chronic discrimination and depression as well as other comorbid conditions, such as anxiety and substance use, and physical disorders. This report provides an overview of the changes in law/policy in recent history that negatively affect the well-being of Hispanics. Recommendations for health care professionals, educators, and researchers are presented.

publication date

  • December 1, 2019

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

start page

  • 178

end page

  • 180

volume

  • 17

issue

  • 4