NCLR De Blanco y Negro a Colores: Entendiendo la Depresión Project
The Center recently acquired the NCLR depression project De Blanco y Negro a Colores Entendiendo la Depresion. Depression is one of the most serious illnesses affecting Latinos in the United States. It is estimated that 3-5% of all Latinos suffer depression at least once in their lifetimes. Last year alone, more than 5% of all Hispanics in the United States suffered from an episode of clinical depression. To address this situation, NCLR is working to conduct promotores-led community education. It is our hope that this education will afford our community the opportunity to learn more about depression generally as well as how to treat it. NCLR’s Institute for Hispanic Health (NCLR/IHH) believes that community-based education programs have the greatest potential to increase awareness and promote positive behavior changes among Latinos, and has an ample and successful track record of implementing a wide variety of highly effective health promotion activities that focus on training Latino community members as promotores de salud (lay health educators). As part of its community-based education programs, NCLR has partnered with the Lilly Foundation to raise awareness of depression.