Psychology of Latino American Older Adults: Strengths and Challenges to Mental Health in a Shifting Society



This chapter presents information on mental health issues in Latino American older adults, focusing on communication difficulties, acculturative stress, and service utilization as major challenges to the maintenance of mental health in this group; family, cultural values, and religion as strengths contributing to resilience in this group; and several issues relevant to bringing the cultural strengths of this group more effectively into the service of increasing their overall mental health.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Graduate College of Social WorkUniversity of HoustonHoustonUSA
  2. 2.Department of EnglishThe University of Texas at AustinAustinUSA

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