What Are Some of the Signs that One Might Need to See a Therapist?

By: Jackelin N. Santiago-Alerte, LCSW, CCS, SSW “What are some of the signs that one might need to see a therapist?” Statistics state that 1 in 5 adults suffer from some form of mental illness. Out of those who suffer less than half with moderate-to-severe impairment are currently in treatment/therapy, according to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration … Read More

Mental Health: Stigma and Self-Care

By: Vanessa Madrazo, Ph.D. I got involved with the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) in 2015 following a difficult divorce. This non-profit organization is comprised of individuals, family members, and friends who believe in eradicating the stigma surrounding mental illness. Stigma exists for many reasons, not the least of which is the fact that there are no objective tests … Read More

Sexual Assault Awareness Month: Building Safe Online Spaces

By: Alessandra Alma, National Public Relations Committee Member Lambda Theta Alpha Latin Sorority, Inc. kicked off its annual Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) campaign this April. This year’s theme, “We Can Build Safe Online Spaces,” focused on preventing sexual assault and sexual harassment on digital platforms. As people connect with others virtually and more frequently, it’s important to be aware … Read More

Latin Culture Is Family. Lambda Theta Alpha Is Family.

By: Tiffany Contreras, Member of Lambda Theta Alpha Latin Sorority, Inc. – Zeta Gamma ChapterThis blog was originally posted by AFLV Connections When I started as a freshman at Iowa State University, the thought of joining a sorority was intimidating. During my first year, the Multicultural Greek Council hosted an event called “Meet the Greeks,” and I decided to attend. … Read More