Our Wellness Day Conversation About Latinx Mental Health

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This year’s #WeAllGrow Wellness Day featured a deep and thought-provoking keynote lunch panel sponsored by HBO and inspired by their hit show “Big Little Lies.” Moderated by licensed therapist and emotional health expert Christine Gutierrez, panelists Adriana Alejandre, Brandie Carolos and Annya Santana discussed some of the deeper themes seen in "Big Little Lies" and how they relate to the Latinx community. Topics discussed included relationships, abuse, therapy and perfectionism.

It’s important to note that a show driven by females and presenting topics that are important to women doesn’t just make for good entertainment, it can also help spark conversations that can lead to better. Hence, the name of this particular panel – Breakthrough: The Journey to a Better You.

Meet our panelists:

Christine Gutierrez

Psychotherapist, Love Addiction Expert, Life Coach

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Christine’s mission is to empower as many people as possible to heal their pain and own their worth.

Adriana Alejandre

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Speaker, Founder of Latinx Therapy

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Adriana’s mission is to create spaces to spark dialogue about mental health struggles and strengths in the Latinx community.

Brandie Carlos

Website Designer, Social Media Strategist, Founder of Therapy for Latinx

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After the loss of her best friend to suicide in 2018, Brandie created Therapy for Latinx, which leverages technology to serve as a national mental health resource for the Latinx community.

Annya Santana

Founder and CEO of Menos Mas

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As the founder of Menos Mas, a gender-fluid clean skin care and lifestyle brand, Annya advocates for health from the inside out.

Mental health in the Latinx community is a conversation we all should be having and we thank the women on this panel for being at the forefront of destigmatizing and normalizing the conversation.