The 2018 Latinx Mental Health Summit

Friday, May 4, 2018, 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

UNC Charlotte Cone University Center

The need for mental health services among Latinos is a growing health concern nationally in the United States and locally in Charlotte. Less than 1 in 5 Latinos with a mental health disorder contact a health care provider, and less than 1 in 11 contact a mental health specialist. Recent Latino immigrants rarely have access to any mental health services. It is estimated that by 2060 Latinos will be the largest ethnic minority in the United States, comprising 31% of the nation’s population. Innovative culturally-appropriate solutions are needed now to increase mental health treatment options and approaches for Latinos with mental health disorders.

How can professionals meet the mental health needs of Latinos?

The 2018 Latinx Mental Health Summit will bring together clinical experts, scholars, and helping professionals from around the United States to discuss how we can take on the challenges facing Latinos. If you are a counselor, social worker, psychologist, student, community activist, or in any way engaged in the helping professions, we invite you to attend this one-day event. The one-day event will feature nationally-known scholars in the field share their expertise and research, and two moderated panel discussions with Latino/a leaders and clinicians from the local community. Registration is required. Additionally, we will provide up to 5.00 hours of CEUs through NBCC and NASW.

The Latinx Mental Health Summit


Please contact Ms. Yvonne Spence at or (704) 687-8998 if you have questions regarding your registration. Thank you.