Latino families’ relatively high rate of being uninsured means that they often don’t have access to affordable mental health services; when they do, there is a serious lack of culturally competent care.Another factor is a lack of communication between Latina daughters and their parents. Zayas, the dean of the School of Social Work at the University of Texas at Austin, has spent years researching this epidemic and notes that many Latino parents are rigid about traditional gender roles and demand obedience to family needs.Last year Alejandra Parapi, a 14-year-old Ecuadorean from Queens, also took her own life. The reasons young Latinas are at higher risk of suicide are varied and complex.One is that mental illness tends to be stigmatized in Latino communities: Depression tends to be perceived as temporary tiredness or stress rather than as a medical condition.But my question overall is why is it that because we are trying to show love why is that considered crazy in the first place? Though my family noticed that I had become increasingly moody and sensitive, they had no idea that I frequently thought of killing myself. I cried daily — in the shower, in my room, in school bathrooms, on the street.
The funny thing is that most of these posts are coming from women, and especially women of color.However, at the same time seeing posts about this topic I also see the praise of dating a crazy Latina.This very much confused me and it made me feel uncomfortable. The most they'll do is just be jealous and have a choice of words for you, so it's way different." His answer made me cringe.Is it better to date a "crazy Latina" or a crazy black girl"? He's my age and is in college and he is a Black male and he also has a Spanish girlfriend. Growing up in an all-black household and having family get togethers where everyone was Black, I really thought his answer would be different.I found this shocking at first because he use to date my friend who is a Black female. I've noticed that Latina women who are seen as crazy are seen with more sex appeal than Black women who are seen as crazy.