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Young Latinas, their mental health and overall wellbeing.


In April, the National Women’s Law Center (NWLC) released “We Are Not Invisible,” a report coauthored by 13 middle and high school students that seeks to address the mental health crisis impacting Latina students across the country. This new report, sheds light on the mental health challenges faced by Latina girls, toxic perceptions and approaches to mental health, and strategies for schools to do better. Not only are these students shattering the silence around mental health, they’ve created a policy agenda for school and district leaders, as well as elected officials that would create safer, more supportive schools for all students. I’m delighted to have Noelia Rivera-Calderón, lead author and education expert from NWLC, to shed some light on the issue. 

Noelia Rivera-Calderón, J.D
., works on education policy advocacy at the National Women’s Law Center, with a focus on safe and supportive school climates. She is the lead author of “We Are Not Invisible.” Originally from Puerto Rico, she was raised in Philadelphia, where she was both a student and later an 8th grade Social Studies teacher.

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