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  • Making Contact: Self Care as Selfless Act: Mental Health at the Root of Activism
    by (National Radio Project) on August 5, 2020 at 5:00 am

    Activists in the Latinx immigrant community of Los Angeles share what they do to take care of their mental health. The issues these activists work on often impact their personal lives, and people who work in the service of others are particularly at risk of burnout and compassion fatigue. Self-care becomes a selfless act when it allows activists to stay healthy and do their work in a sustainable way. Featuring: Hector Plascencia, Executive Director, Plascencia Consulting Frances Chinchilla Orellana, Clinical supervisor and therapist, AltaMed Behavioral Health Department roque armenta (lower-case), Associate Director, Power California Maegan Ortiz, Executive Director, Instituto de Educacin Popular del Sur de California (IDEPSCA) Evelyn Hernandez, TPS Committee Organizer and Coordinator, Central American Resource Center Los Angeles (CARECEN)


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