“There’s a lot of reasons why people don’t seek mental health, not the least of which is stigma and it’s okay to not be okay. The more that you talk about it, and talk to whoever you trust, and start that conversation, that’s alway a good thing to do”, Landry Weatherston-Yarborough, LPC, Executive Director at Pathlight San Antonio stated during our interview.
Pathlight BH, located at 250 E. Basse rd located in the Quarry area has recently answered the call to help mitigate the growing concern for San Antonio youth by providing mental health services. PBH focuses on mood, anxiety, and trauma- based conditions serving ages 12-17 with the newly added Partial Hospitalization (PHP) program with an added Intensive Outpatient (IOP) program to the already existing PHP, IOP and Virtual IOP available for adults.
Upcoming virtual support groups and events that Pathlight Mood & Anxiety Center & Eating Recovery Center are offering this Fall. Say It Brave on Campus- This new series (which includes four events in the school year) can be found at this webpage: https://www.eatingrecoverycenter.com/say-it-brave/campus. The first event, focused on Suicide Prevention, is on September 28. The link for this event is here and a new support group for college student athletes: Huddle Up for Mental Health
Mondays in October (starting Oct 3 for four weeks)
For collegiate athletes 18+
September is suicide awareness month and there are many ways to get help and to help others. Starting with simply asking those around you how they are and not being afraid to speak up about how you are feeling. There are free resources throughout the city for both adolescents and adults. Please do not be afraid to say you are not okay. Talking about it is a great step. As Latinos, we can begin to reduce the stigma of mental health by letting one another know that it is absolutely okay to not be okay.
The interview can be found on Facebook.com/LaPrensaTexas

Photo: Pathlight Behavior Health