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Alvaro Huerta, Ph.D., moderates "Demystifying Mental Health in Latina/o Communities"
Alvaro Huerta, Ph.D., moderates "Demystifying Mental Health in Latina/o Communities"

Assistant Professor Alvaro Huerta from the Department of Urban and Regional Planning moderated Demystifying Mental Health in Working-Class Latina/o Communities & Beyond, a Nov. 14 symposium  co-sponsored by the Cal Poly Pomona chapters of the American Planning Student Association (APSA) and Graduate Planning Student Association (GPSA); Dean Michael Woo (College of Envirommental Design); Dean Jeff Passe, Ph.D. (College of Education and Integrative Studies); the Office of Student Success; and URBAN-LA &IE. 

The event's expert panelists featured Antonieta Toriz, Psy.D., care services coordinator and wellbeing coach at Cal Poly Pomona Counseling and Psychological Services; and psychologist Dr. Jeffrey Cardenas of Olive View at UCLA Medical Center. In the video below, the two discussed topics related to mental health or mental illness where it impacts all ethnic groups and classes in the United States. They also covered effective treatments (medications, therapy, counseling, etc.) for the diferent types and ranges of mental illness.