Mental health concerns are a growing problem in the United States. For minority populations and the Latino population in particular, there is a disparity between the number of individuals suffering from mental health issues and those seeking help from mental health services. As the Latino population continues to grow, it is becoming increasingly important to recognize these concerns and find ways to combat them. The current creative research project utilizes research on the growing mental health concerns for the Latino population within the U.S., with specific focus on Latino students in higher education, to support the creation of a campus resource guide for the Latino student community at Eastern Kentucky University. The guide underscores the specific resources for Latino students on EKU’s campus and within the local community to increase accessibility and awareness of a number of different services particular to those students. By doing so, this will allow both the university and students themselves to take action and combat the stigma surrounding mental health services while promoting better mental health outcomes overall.
Semester/Year of Award
Theresa M. Botts
Mentor Professional Affiliation
Open Access Thesis
Dearing, Kasey N., "Developing a Campus Resource Guide for the EKU Latino Community" (2019). Honors Theses. 628.