The Obstacles Between U.S. Military Veterans and Acquiring Therapy

Common mental health struggles that military veterans endure include PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder), depression, substance abuse disorders, and suicidality. This is not a comprehensive list, as there are certainly other mental health struggles that veterans experience. It’s clear that veterans need consistent, reliable access to quality therapy and help, yet there are still some obstacles…

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Healthcare And Preserving Latino Culture in The Pacific Northwest: The Sea Mar Museum

Preserving culture is highly significant to understanding past struggles, educating communities, and acknowledging the diversity that exists in our landscape. In 2019, The Sea Mar Museum of Chicano/a and Latino/a culture launched in Seattle, Washington, making the museum the first ever of its kind in the Pacific Northwest. In partnership with Sea Mar Community Health…

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How dietician Maria Mendoza is helping Latinos eat healthier and happier one cultural dish at a time

Compiled by Anna Martinez Maria Mendoza was drawn to the field of nutrition after having an honest conversation with herself about what she was passionate about. Her father had a garden when she was growing up so participating in the food process was always important to Mendoza. She grew to enjoy this experience and enjoyed…

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Mexican teen develops app to help deaf sister communicate with world

By Anna Martinez According to Mexico’s statistics agency, 6 million Mexicans are deaf or hard-of-hearing.  17-years-old Estrella Salazar from Nezahualcoyotl, Mexico, is on a mission to help this population.   Salazar developed an app that allows people who are deaf or hard-of-hearing to communicate more easily. The app is called, “Hands with Voice,” and it helps…

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