“Ese vive en las nubes” /
They live in the clouds
As Latinx students, we may feel pressure to meet certain expectations and not show any emotions. We are told to not be ungrateful. Mental health in the latinx culture is very hidden and not spoken about due to lack of information, education, and knowledge. But this can make it difficult for us to fully understand and express ourselves. We learn to suppress our emotions and this can leave us feeling overwhelmed and lost. We should be allowed to have our feelings validated and not be confined into this stigma.
For all students, mental health is a factor in their education and who they are as an individual. We don’t know ourselves just yet, we are in our own shadow.