“Mental Health: A Guide for Latinos and their Families” is a 30-minute DVD on mental health for Latinos produced by the American Psychiatric Association (APA). Both the DVD and a companion guidebook are in English and Spanish.
The materials address common mental health issues and help to dispel common misperceptions of mental illness among Latinos. The DVD and guidebook acknowledge the uniqueness of the Latino culture in the U.S., including strengths of Latino culture and address some of the challenges many Latinos face in getting help for mental illness.
The DVD features discussions with Latino individuals and families talking about their experiences with mental illness, and with Latino psychiatrists discussing common mental illnesses, treatments, and special issues among Latinos.