DRB MEDIA COMMUNICATIONS DIGITAL NEWS(1082020)-HEALTHY MINDS OF MIDLAND RECEIVES RECOGNITION

MIDLAND, TEXAS/JANUARY 8, 2020-HEALTHY MINDS MIDLAND BEHAVIORAL HEALTH INITIATIVE RECEIVED RECOGNITION FROM A STATEWIDE MENTAL HEALTH POLICY INSTITUTE FOR ITS WORK IN 2019 FOR THE SPANISH LANGUAGE CAMPAGIN. (ELAINE BEDELL, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR-HEALTHY MINDS) “WE HAD IT IN ENGLISH, BUT THEN WE ALSO DECIDED THAT SPANISH WOULD BE A VERY GOOD WAY FOR OUR COMMUNITY TO ALSO TO CONTINUE TO ENGAGE WITH THIS MESSAGE. SO, WE WENT WITH PIXEL MARKETING TO DEVELOPED THE ORIGINAL SPANISH CONTENT FOR ‘OK TO SAY’, SO THAT WE CAN REACH EVERY ASPECT OF OUR COMMUNITY WITH THIS VERY IMPORTANT MESSAGE ABOUT MENTAL HEALTH.” SPANISH SPEAKING PERSONS, WHO ARE LOOKING FOR HELP AND RESOURCES CAN GO TO THE HEALTHY MINDS WEBSITE AND SEE CONTENT THAT INCLUDES VIDEOS AND OTHER MEDIA IN SPANISH. (ELAINE BEDELL, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR-HEALTHY MINDS) “IN ADDITION TO THE, JUST THE VIDEOS FOR THE ‘OK TO SAY’ VIDEOS IN SPANISH. WE ALSO WANTED TO MAKE SURE THAT ANYBODY THAT VISITS THE HEALTHY MINDS WEBSITE ALSO HAS THE AVAILABILITY TO SEE THE CONTENT IN SPANISH.” CULTURAL BARRIERS CAUSES SPANISH SPEAKING FAMILIES WITH SCHOOL AGE CHILDREN TO BE APPREHENSIVE IN SEEKING HELP FOR THEIR CHILDREN THAT HAVE MENTAL HEALTH ISSUES. (ELISEO ELIZONDO, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR-COMMUNITIES IN SCHOOL OF THE PERMIAN BASIN) “AND FOR AN ORGANIZATION LIKE OURS THAT WORKS WITH THE YOUTH, THE STUDENTS IN THE AREA, AND TRYING TO GET THOSE MENTAL HEALTH RESOURCES TO THEM, WE ARE OFTEN, YOU KNOW OBSTRUCTED BY THE FACT THAT THE FAMILIES DON’T KNOW WHAT THIS IS ABOUT, THEY DON’T UNDERSTAND-AND SO, WITHOUT THEIR CONSENT IT MAKES IT VERY DIFFICULT FOR US TO FOLLOW THROUGH.” FOR DRB MEDIA COMMUNICATIONS DIGITAL NEWS, DANNY BARRERA.

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Author: Danny Barrera