We at CHAMP see the disparities that exist in our health care system. The Latine community faces its own unique challenges. According to the CDC “Latine people in the U.S. have faced racial, ethnic, and anti-immigrant prejudice, including discrimination in employment, housing, and education. Acts of violence and hate crimes have also caused injuries and deaths among Hispanic/Latino people in the U.S.”
We strive to do what we can to help alleviate those disparities. We hope the following resources are helpful.
Why are we using Latine?
First we want to start by saying language is complicated and always evolving. We understand what makes sense to use today may not make sense in a year and we at CHAMP are open to making those changes.
Latine is a gender neutral term for people from Latin America. It has become common in Latin America to use Latine when referring to a group of people.
Latinx is more commonly used among English speakers and is not as friendly to Spanish speaking individuals. That is why we have decided to not use it here at CHAMP. For the following reasons we have also decided to not use the word Hispanic. Hispanic describes people who speak Spanish. It also has roots in colonialism. Not all Latin American countries have Spanish as their official language.
This national directory is for Latinx Therapists in private practice. There is no other directory like ours that offers space for community, marketing and is created by a Latinx Therapist, daughter of immigrants.
A directory is full of clinicians of various racial and ethnic backgrounds, as well as training and treatment styles. They can help you find a therapist of color that truly sees you.
LULAC Latinos Living Healthy (LLH)
The LULAC Latinos Living Healthy (LLH) initiative is a comprehensive approach designed to reach Latinos across the United States and Puerto Rico to address health disparities in our communities.
The Mental Health Coalition exists to end the devastating stigma surrounding today’s most prevalent public health crisis. “We all have mental health, and it’s more important now than ever that we take care of ourselves.”
The National Queer and Trans Therapists of Color Network (NQTTCN) is a healing justice organization committed to transforming mental health for queer and trans people of color (QTPoC). They work at the intersection of movements for social justice and the field of mental health to integrate healing justice into both of these spaces. Their overall goal is to increase access to healing justice resources for QTPoC.
U.S. Pain hosts a Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC) chronic pain support group on the 3rd Wednesday of every month at 5 pm ET