Latinx youth; Latinx, Hispanic or Latino; mental health services; community mental health services; healthcare disparities; marginalized communities; equitable healthcare; minority health; mental health


Medical Education | Medicine and Health Sciences | Virus Diseases


The COVID-19 pandemic magnified the existing inequities in the mental healthcare system that disproportionately affects communities of color, especially Latinx youth. This population faces disparities in the availability, accessibility, and quality of mental health services. This call to action to combat current mental health disparities entails ongoing collaborative efforts that address the plights of this community through community-based research studies. These studies inform efforts to mobilize health professionals, policymakers, and community partners across sectors to collaboratively dismantle systemic disparities and promote culturally-responsive initiatives.