Jul 10, 2020
By Sebastian Martinez
I am a Latinx (a person who is ethnically from a Latin American or Caribbean culture) living with co-occurring mental health conditions. It took quite some time for me to realize that my constant depressive state, trauma responses, insomnia and other symptoms all fall under the title of “mental health disorder.” I use disorder instead of condition because in my community, that is what it is called. Perhaps this confusion of terms is another reason why many do not come out as people living with mental illness.