HFUW Teams up with AdventHealth to Launch Spanish-language Stigma Busting Mental Health Campaign

Lidera ConscienteMENTE

This Mental Health Awareness Month, we are proud to team up with AdventHealth to introduce the next phase of our first-of-its-kind initiative to get Central Floridians talking about mental health with the new campaign “Lidera ConscienteMENTE.”   
This campaign is an adaptation of the “Be A Mindleader” initiative, which, since launching a year ago, has helped children and parents become more comfortable discussing mental health and connected hundreds of families to counseling services.  

The goal of transcreating the campaign into Spanish is to get curated, expert information designed specifically for a multicultural Hispanic audience directly into the hands of adults to encourage open conversations about mental health with children, family or friends.  

This multicultural aspect of the “Be A Mindleader” campaign is particularly important, as research has found that one in every three Latinos says they struggle with mental health, yet only 5% are open to talking about it. And for those who suffer, it can take up to 11 years to get a diagnosis and seek treatment.  

Talking about mental health is one of the best ways to reduce the stigma, create hope and lead people to seek care, according to the American Psychiatric Association. 

The initiative’s webpage, www.LideraConscienteMENTE.com, can connect individuals to: 

  • Mental health hotlines and suicide and crisis prevention resources 
  • Tips and advice for starting conversations and handling difficult situations 
  • AdventHealth for Children’s Mental Health Navigation team that can help parents find resources and navigate the health care system   

We are proud to be a part of this important, life-changing initiative.  
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