Jennifer Vu: Hispanic Heritage Month takes its time to celebrate the achievements of Hispanic communities and recognize the rich history of the many Latino cultures and who they are today. The dates from September 15th to October 15th encompass the many anniversaries of independence among Latin American countries, and we can utilize this time, and beyond, to be sure to support Hispanic and Latinx voices and mental health.
Hispanic Americans have played an important role in the United States — they have worked hard to achieve their goals and passions, and they do so in a way that embodies the highlights of American values, contributing to the diversity of the United States. This year’s theme is “Esperanza: A Celebration of Hispanic Heritage and Hope,” which I anticipate all of us take into account our origins and the aspiration we see going forward given where we come from.Continue reading “Roundtables #34 — It’s Hispanic Heritage Month! How are you committing to support Hispanic and Latinx mental health this month and beyond?”