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Workshop To Discuss Ethnic Stigmas As Barriers To Mental Health Care

Workshop To Discuss Ethnic Stigmas As Barriers To Mental Health Care

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Jan Estrellado, Ph.D., associate director of clinical training for the psychology department, Sharp Mesa Vista Hospital

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One in 5 adults in the U.S. has a mental illness.

Whether or not someone seeks treatment can be impacted by many things, including the person’s ethnic background and culture. It can also impact the treatment they do get once they seek it.

A workshop Wednesday will offer strategies to overcome some of these challenges. The workshop is at 6 p.m. at the Valencia Park/Malcolm X Library. People who plan to attend can register at sharp.com/citywellness. The workshop is presented through a partnership between the city and Sharp Healthcare.

Jan Estrellado, Ph.D., is the director of clinical training for the psychology department at Sharp Mesa Vista Hospital. She joins Midday Edition Wednesday to discuss some of the issues she will cover in the workshop.

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