Chicana and Chicano Mental Health: Alma, Mente y Corazón The Mexican American Experience

Flores, provides in-depth analysis of the major mental health challenges facing these groups: depression; anxiety disorders, who has more than thirty years of experience as a clinical psychologist, including post-traumatic stress disorder; substance abuse; and intimate partner violence. For mexican americans, who are both the oldest latina/o group in the United States as well as some of the most recent arrivals, perceptions of health and illness often reflect a dual belief system that has not always been incorporated in mental health treatments.

Chicana and chicano mental health offers a model to understand and to address the mental health challenges and service disparities affecting Mexican immigrants and Mexican Americans/Chicanos. Spirit, mind, and heart—in traditional Mexican health beliefs all three are inherent to maintaining psychological balance.

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Chicana and chicano mental Health is the first book of its kind to embrace both Western and Indigenous perspectives. Ideally suited for students in psychology, ethnic studies, social welfare, and sociology, the book also provides valuable information for mental health professionals who desire a deeper understanding of the needs and strengths of the largest ethnic minority and Hispanic population group in the United States.

Speaking from the Body: Latinas on Health and Culture

The book also includes a retrospective analysis of the narratives and a discussion of Latina health issues and policy recommendations. By bringing these narratives out from the shadows of private lives, community, they demonstrate how such ailments form part of the larger whole of Latina lives that encompasses family, the medical profession, and society.

Speaking from the body is a trailblazing collection of personal testimonies that integrates professional and personal perspectives and shows that our understanding of health remains incomplete if Latina cultural narratives are not included. Used book in Good Condition. In compelling first-person accounts, family caregivers, Latinas speak freely about dealing with serious health episodes as patients, or friends.

Here are stories of latinas living with conditions common to many: hypertension, rheumatoid arthritis, Parkinson’s, lupus, obesity, osteoarthritis, dementia, depression, breast cancer, diabetes, and hyper/hypothyroidism. They show how personal identity and community intersect to affect the interpretation of illness, alternative therapies, compliance with treatment, and the utilization of allopathic medicine, and traditional healing practices.

They show how the complex interweaving of gender, and race impacts the health status of Latinas—and how family, class, spirituality, and culture affect the experience of illness. These latina cultural narratives illustrate important aspects of the social contexts and real-world family relationships crucial to understanding illness.


The Scalpel and the Silver Bear: The First Navajo Woman Surgeon Combines Western Medicine and Traditional Healing

The first navajo woman surgeon combines western medicine and traditional healing. A spellbinding journey between two worlds, this remarkable book describes surgeon Lori Arviso Alvord's struggles to bring modern medicine to the Navajo reservation in Gallup, New Mexico—and to bring the values of her people to a medical care system in danger of losing its heart.

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Alvord left a dusty reservation in New Mexico for Stanford University Medical School, becoming the first Navajo woman surgeon. Rising above the odds presented by her own culture and the male-dominated world of surgeons, she returned to the reservation to find a new challenge. And now, in bringing these principles to the world of medicine, The Scalpel and the Silver Bear joins those few rare works, such as Healing and the Mind, whose ideas have changed medical practices-and our understanding of the world.


Mexican Americans and Health: ¡Sana! ¡Sana! The Mexican American Experience

De la torre and estrada once again present a broad and nuanced understanding of recent issues involving Mexican American health and well-being, this time with the addition of discussions on:* the new U. S. Adela de la torre and antonio estrada first accomplished such an overview with Mexican Americans and Health in 2001, and they have since continued to revise and expand their initial work.

This new volume has been updated throughout to reflect the many developments in health care since its first edition. Human development index to contextualize the health, * recent health-care reforms under the Obama administration, and income status of Mexican Americans relative to other population groups, education, * emerging diseases, such as diabetes and obesity, * substance abuse, sexual risk, and psychological distress among HIV-positive individuals in the gay/bisexual community, * and predictions of future trends for the next decade.

Given recent developments in health care and policy and a steadily increasing population of people of Mexican origin in the United States, a comprehensive look at Mexican American health has never been more necessary. Used book in Good Condition. With a multitude of additions and renovations, Mexican Americans and Health, 2nd Edition provides a timely and accessible description of current topics in Latino health.

Its comprehensive and interdisciplinary approach brings originality and focus to a dynamic literature. Mexican americans and health, 2nd edition continues to present data on a large number of health issues that are important and relevant to the Mexican American population, while describing the social contexts in which they are occurring.


It Calls You Back: An Odyssey through Love, Addiction, Revolutions, and Healing

Luis rodriguez, author of the award-winning and bestselling classic memoir Always Running, chronicles his harrowing journey from a drugged-out gang member to one of the most revered figures in Chicano literature. Hundreds of thousands of readers came to know Luis J. He describes with heartbreaking honesty his challenges as a father, and his difficulty leaving his rages and addictions completely behind.

When his oldest son is sent to prison for attempted murder, and to acknowledge how and why his own history is repeating itself, Rodriguez is forced to confront his shortcomings as a father, right before his eyes. Deeply insightful and beautifully written, It Calls You Back is an odyssey through love, revolutions, addiction, and healing.

The long-awaited follow-up, it calls you back is the equally harrowing story of Rodriguez starting over, at age eighteen, after leaving gang life—the only life he really knew. The book opens with rodriguez’s final stint in jail as a teenager and follows his struggle to kick heroin, renounce his former life, and search for meaningful work.

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Cultura Y Bienestar: MesoAmerican Based Healing and Mental Health Practice Based Evidence

Ethnic minorities underutilize mental health services, and when they do seek treatment, dropout rates are high. Mesoamerican healing also places the patient within the larger context of the community. What carrillo and saucedo suggest is nothing less than a revolution in mental health services, blending allopathic care and traditional healing with Western methodologies to create a culturally inclusive care system that acknowledges and respects the spiritual values of minority clients.

The need for culturally sensitive therapies that incorporate the spiritual values of the minority client cannot be overstated. Authors ricardo carrillo, phd, psychiatrists, including psychologists, argue that traditional Mesoamerican healing approaches to mental health issues can and should be used by a wide variety of health care practitioners and those in supportive roles, PhD, and Concepcion Martinez Saucedo, and social workers.

In cultura y bienestar: mesoamerican based healing and Mental Health Practice Based Evidence, these two experts discuss the efficiency and potential of such traditional practices as Mexican curanderismo, medicina papalote butterfly medicine, and medicinal drumming. Traditional healing practices view the physical, and the spiritual as a unified system—unlike the Western approach to mental health and its tendency toward reductionist, the mental, symptom-based treatment.

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Woman Who Glows in the Dark: A Curandera Reveals Traditional Aztec Secrets of Physical and Spiritual Health

An autobiographical account of how a psychiatric nurse specialist became a folk medicine healer; this also explains the origins and practice of one of the oldest forms of medicine in the New World. Kirkus. Used book in Good Condition.

Cultural Competence in Health Care

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Decolonizing Trauma Work: Indigenous Stories and Strategies

In decolonizing trauma work, Renee Linklater explores healing and wellness in Indigenous communities on Turtle Island. Drawing on a decolonizing approach, linklater engages ten indigenous health care practitioners in a dialogue regarding Indigenous notions of wellness and wholistic health, which puts the “soul wound” of colonialism at the centre, and Indigenous approaches to helping people through trauma, critiques of psychiatry and psychiatric diagnoses, depression and experiences of parallel and multiple realities.

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Light in the Dark/Luz en lo Oscuro: Rewriting Identity, Spirituality, Reality Latin America Otherwise

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A Borderlands View on Latinos, Latin Americans, and Decolonization: Rethinking Mental Health

The reader will find perspectives of those of us who live in the borderlands—that is, who inhabit the intersticios, the spaces in between souls, identities, minds, those of us whom Gloria Anzaldúa identified as Mestizas, and geographies. And latin americans are a combination of diverse populations that differ on a range of factors including length of time in the country, ethnicity, geographical location, socio-economic status, migration background, and so on.

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This book assists new generations of latino/as and of those involved in Latino Culture and Latin America in understanding how the colonization of the Americas is still tied to current issues of migration from the South to the North and how mental health practices have been created and maintained from the wound of coloniality.

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