Treating mental health illnesses and struggles hasn’t always been accessible. In fact, going to a therapist or a mental health expert was once seen as a luxury. However, Haesue Jo, a renowned licensed mental health therapist from BetterHelp recently told BELatina TV’s host, Karent Sierra, “it is not a luxury to have mental health issues.”
And truer words couldn’t have been uttered – it isn’t a luxury to want to improve your mental health and headspace.
As July is National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month, we want to bring different resources that can benefit our community.
National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month’s purpose is to bring awareness to the unique struggles that racial and ethnic minority communities face regarding mental illness in the United States. It is important to note that minority communities, which are often immigrant-heavy, stigmatize any talk about mental health. This is especially true for the Latino community, which is why any discourse around mental health can be vital. After all, it’s okay not to feel okay.
The reality is that there are millions of people seeking professional counseling to help them unpack the many challenges that life can present. Believe it or not, symptoms of anxiety or depression are more common than you’d think. Last year alone, 1 in 4 Americans reported feeling anxious or depressed – yet not everyone sought the help they needed.
But seeking help has gotten easier as Karent confirmed when she spoke to Haesue Jo from BetterHelp.
BetterHelp is a website and an app that offers access to licensed, trained, experienced, and accredited psychologists, marriage and family therapists, clinical social workers, and board licensed professional counselors.
They have facilitated over 200 million messages, phone calls, and video sessions, which have helped over 3 Million people since 2013.
By speaking to Haesue, she explained how accessible, affordable, and convenient BetterHelp is. Thanks to BetterHelp, people can now access weekly live therapy sessions, with unlimited messaging with their therapist. Imagine accessing all of these services – all without breaking the bank. Let’s remember that such benefits were not always available in the mental health world.
As a special gift to the BELatina audience, BetterHelp is offering 50 percent off your first month of professional online therapy.
Tune in on Lifetime on July 27th, 2022 at 7:30 AM to watch the BetterHelp segment. If you miss it, you can catch it again on August 5th, 2022 on FYI at 7:00 AM and on History Español at 7:30 AM.