Welcome to this special edition of the Latinx Mental Health Podcast! We have decided to come out of our summer break in light of the recent reaction to the border crisis. We felt it was necessary to make this episode because we’ve both been watching this crisis unfold for years and feel we can offer an important perspective and tangible tools and ideas for getting involved. In this episode we discuss our own emotional responses to the crisis and the importance of allowing ourselves to process emotions, clear up common misconceptions about the legal system and issues pertaining to immigrant detention, and finally, we offer tangible tools and steps you can take to get involved and join the fight for justice. We do not own the rights to any music in this episode. Song attribution: Pastures of Plenty, Woody Guthrie; Pastures of Plenty, Lila Downs; Pastures of Plenty, Odetta.
This is the Latinx Mental Health Podcast where we talk to therapists, researchers, artists, activists, and students about their experiences in the intersections of mental health and Latinx identity. In each interview we aim to connect through our voices, our struggles, and our triumphs as we sample a different herbal tea just like abuela used to make.