Latino Behavioral Health System improves lives and community

Latino Behavioral Health System collaborators

Listening to his Spanish-speaking clients at the Fair Haven Community Health Center in New Haven, Dr. Francisco Lopez hears a lot of stories about trauma.

Trauma is an underlying factor in many behavioral health disorders; its destructive impact on a person’s life can be compounded by neglect and isolation. But thanks to the Connecticut Latino Behavioral Health System (LBHS), Dr. Lopez’s clients—and many others like them—are able to access the high quality, culturally and linguistically appropriate care they need.

LBHS is a network of eight providers anchored at the Hispanic Clinic of the Connecticut Mental Health Center (CMHC) and supported by the Connecticut Department of Mental Health & Addiction Services (DMHAS). CMHC, a longstanding partnership between the Yale Department of Psychiatry and DMHAS, is dedicated to providing recovery-oriented services to uninsured or underinsured people.