One in four people will experience a mental health problem in any given year. Statistics show that, as a community, Latinos are less likely to seek mental health treatment, which speaks of the work that must be done to end stigmas within community. Spoken-word artist and performer Elisabet Velasquez shares an emotional and thought-provoking poem on suicide, inspired by her job as a social worker.

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