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CCP Observes National Hispanic Heritage Month

WACO, TX – September 15 through October 15 is National Hispanic Heritage Month. #TexansRecoveringTogether is doing its part by helping Hispanic families in Central Texas break cultural barriers while celebrating their cultural roots. According to the U.S Census Bureau, ~9.5 million people of Hispanic descent living in the U.S. report suffering from a mental illness this past year. #TexansRecoveringTogether’s goal is to spread mental health awareness throughout McLennan, Bosque, Falls, Hill, Freestone and Limestone counties, and provide a level of certainty during uncertain times caused by COVID-19.

#TexansRecoveringTogether is a non-traditional, outreach-based crisis counseling program that offers all survivors of COVID-19 with mental health and emotional support. “Our CCP staff is skilled and prepared to work with a variety of survivors to help with free and anonymous services during these uncertain times,” says Tanya Ledesma, Media Liaison for the Heart of Texas’ #TexansRecoveringTogether Crisis Counseling Program. “With about 25% of Central Texas residents identifying as Hispanic, we strive to break any stigma mental health and emotional support carry in the Hispanic culture and demonstrate that we are here to assist in managing and recovering from the pandemic and disaster.”

#TexansRecoveringTogether’s diverse team of staff and counselors provided these services to over 24,000 Central Texans since April 2020:

  • Resource navigation and connecting to available support groups (assessments, referrals)
  • Anxiety and grief support
  • Coping skills development and support
  • Psychoeducation
  • Problem-solving skills training

COVID-19 and Texas Winter Storm Disaster support is available, with services offered Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Services can be accessed toll-free at (866) 576-1101 or by visiting www.trthotccp.org

CONTACTS:

Vince Erickson, Project Manager

Vince.Erickson@hotrmhmr.org

Cell: (254) 265-2030

 

Tanya Ledesma, Media Liaison

Tanya.Ledesma@hotrmhmr.org

Cell: (254) 640-5229