EAPA Lone Star

Prevalence, Stigma, and Working Towards Health Equity

  • 21 Jul 2021
  • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Virtual Meeting - Online Webinar

Minority Mental Health Month:

Prevalence, Stigma, and Working Towards Health Equity

This is a virtual meeting 

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Annia Palacios, LPC, CEAP, LCPC

 Director, Employee Assistance Program at JPS Health Network

This July, we celebrate Minority Mental Health Month to bring awareness to the unique struggles that underrepresented groups face regarding mental illness in the United States. Multicultural communities often face unique issues when getting care for mental health. Some examples include less access to treatment, poorer quality of care, discrimination in treatment settings and language barriers which could result in misdiagnosis and/or people dropping out of care.

Learning Objectives for the presentation:

1) Attendees will understand the prevalence of mental health conditions impacting minority populations

2) Attendees expand collective knowledge of stigma and barriers to care impacting minority populations

3) We will highlight the importance of providing culturally-competent care and recognize our individual and collective responsibility in promoting mental health equity.

About the Speaker

Annia Palacios leads a team of clinicians in delivering employee assistance services to JPS Health Network employees and their families. She is responsible for implementing initiatives to serve the health care population and collaborating with senior leadership on workplace concerns. Her group supports the organization with critical incident response, drug and alcohol issues, personal and work-related concerns and mental health needs

Annia's previous work experience includes American Airlines as an EAP Program Manager. She is a graduate of Trinity University and hold a Masters Degree in Counseling Psychology from New Mexico State University.

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