Mental health encompasses our psychological, emotional and social well-being. Meaning, it impacts how we feel, think and behave each day. Our mental health also contributes to our decision making process, how we cope with stress, and how we relate to others in our lives.
Mental health is essential to living a balanced life. According to the National Alliance of Mental Illness (NAMI), one in five Americans experience mental health issues which translates to more than 40 million adults a year. It’s important to remember that mental health is health; it is just as important as our physical health.
Casa launched the Mental Health Support Program, led by a Mental Health Coordinator, in October 2020. To access our mental health services, you do not need health insurance. The Mental Health Coordinator identifies families and individuals in need of support, provides assessments, screenings, and referrals, and coordinates access to licensed mental health providers in the region that have the cultural understanding and language ability to serve our clients.Casa San Jose facilitates workshops for Latino mothers, the youth population, and children with the Autism Spectrum Disorder within the Latino community.