Testimonios, a mental health support group for latino immigrants in an emergent latino community

Alizay Jalisi, Monica Guerrero Vazquez, Linda Bucay-Harari, Flor Giusti, Jessica Contreras, Donna Batkis, Marcelo Batkis, Sarah Polk, Barbara Cook, Kathleen R Page

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Latino immigrants face many stressors before, during, and after migration to the U.S., but there are few mental health services available to help them cope with this transition. We established free group sessions moderated by bilingual therapists to address the unmet mental health needs of Latino immigrants.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)623-632
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved
Issue number2
StatePublished - May 1 2018



  • Community- based interventions
  • Emergent communities
  • Latino immigrants
  • Mental health

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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