Suicide and mental health challenges are real issues in the Latino/x and Black community.

Estoy Aqui addresses Suicide and Mental Health by examining the underlying social, cultural, and structural issues that affect our well-being.

Suicide Awareness with a Social Justice Twist

Founded in March 2020, Estoy Aqui LLC is a professional development training service focused on connecting the dots between suicide, mental health, and social justice. Our main goal is to provide organizations with information about the underlying social, cultural, and structural factors that create risks and protections around suicide and mental health challenges in the Latino/x and Black community.

Our action-oriented trainings are based on the value of interdependence and the importance of curiosity, validation, and consent when supporting others. We look beyond individual responsibility and examine the systems and practices that impact our well-being.

These programs are ideal for organizations interested in offering professional development and training opportunities to social service, health care, and counseling professionals as well as high school and college students/staff.

 

Programs and Services Offered at Estoy Aqui

Exploring Latino/x Mental Health Workshop Series

Suicide Awareness Training Series

La Cultura Sana Responder Program

Community Care Circles

12th

In 2020, suicide was the 12th leading cause of death for all ages in US

(National Center for Health Statistics, 2021)

840,000

From 1999 to 2020, nearly 840,000 lives were lost to suicide in the United States

(National Center for Health Statistics, 2021)

2nd

Suicide is the 2nd leading cause of death in people aged 10-34 and 5th leading cause of death in people aged 35-54

(National Center for Health Statistics, 2021)

Praise and Testimonials for Estoy Aqui

“It was a nice change of pace to have a frank conversation about suicide prevention and to hear from someone with lived experience as a facilitator.”

Suicide from a Racial Justice Lens Training

Participant, Community Action Pioneer Valley Youth & Workforce Development

“Being able to realize/recognize that other people have experienced some of the same struggles as me. Made me feel connected to some of my peers. I really appreciated this presentation and being able to discuss a topic that is sometimes seen as taboo to many.”

Colorism and Anti-Blackness Workshop

Participant, Springfield Public Schools City Connects

Estoy Aqui has worked with these organizations and institutions

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