Mental Health, Suicidal Ideation, and Opioid Use Disorders among Hispanic and Latinos in Ohio

The Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services and the Ohio Latino Affairs Commission recently released the Latino Community Report for 2018, entitled Mental Health, Suicidal Ideation, and Opioid Use Disorders among Hispanic and Latinos in Ohio. 

“Ohio’s resident population has experienced rapid diversification in recent decades. One group that has grown exponentially is the Hispanic/Latino (HL) community. Hispanic/Latino adults are at a high-risk for mental illness, such as serious psychological distress. Many HL immigrants and refugees endure years of trauma prior to their arrival in the United States. Others experience negative mental health outcomes during their integration into American culture. U.S.-born children in Hispanic/Latino families are often expected to navigate multiple cultures and adopt new social norms, and the associated pressure can adversely affect mental health.”

Population of focus: Hispanics, latinxs

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Date: 2018

Contact:

Surendra Bir Adhikari, PhD MedSoc, MA  |  surendra.adhikari@mha.ohio.gov