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... families. In addition, it is important to educate the community on the free services available to them to increase the utilization of services.
The MHSA has been attempting to implement new bilingual programs that can modify services to increase engagement of Latinos. The mental health care system must allow flexibility for programs exploring practices and interventions, encouraging them to take risks in their innovations. There needs to be more education for mental health professionals about the Latino community so they can better understand their clientele and at the same time, the client (Latinos) would feel more understood and validated. There is a lot of work to be done by the mental health department regarding the Latino community. But as I stated, the major issues for Latinos are the lack of health insurance and the lack of bilingual mental health services.
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