Latino Behavioral Health Services (LBHS) is a nonprofit, grassroots organization created to minimize the disparities in access to mental health services among the underserved Latino population of Utah. As a peer run organization, Latino Behavioral Health Services exists to enhance the mental health awareness and well-being of people with mental illness, their care-givers and loved ones through support, education, empowerment, facilitation of resources and services with competent responsiveness to cultural, socio-economic and linguistics characteristics. The work of LBHS embodies a theory of change rooted in capacity building: teach a man to fish one at a time. The boards of directors as well as all resident partners working for LBHS are individuals who have personally been affected by both mental illness and minority status and immigration. People come to our programs to seek support for themselves or their families. As they raise their awareness, learn and are supported, these individuals and their families move into recovery and a greater state of well-being. With new knowledge and changed attitudes, they are often inspired to give back to the community that helped them. We hope to build the capacity of each individual that chooses to get more involved; providing them with training, new skills, opportunities to teach, or to engage in advocacy or fundraising activities. In this way, our resident partner-run programs are sustainable and build capacity into families and communities. Through this process, we seek to simultaneously increase knowledge about mental illness in the community, reduce stigma, empower people to create change, and build the capacity of people to do so. LBHS does not work with volunteers, all participants are resident partners and as part of their recovery, they engage in advocacy, education, and community capacity building.
Latino Behavioral Health Services es una organización sin fines de lucro creada para ayudar a la comunidad Hispana acceder servicios de la salud mental en Ingles y Español.
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