More than a dozen of the biggest Latinx stars in Hollywood are teaming up with the Seneca Family of Agencies to connect reunified immigrant families with free and confidential mental health services. The initiative, called "Todo Por Mi Familia," is aimed at families affected by this administration's "zero tolerance" policy, which separated them at the border.
Roselyn Sánchez, Cristián de la Fuente, Carlos Ponce, Chelsea Rendon, Bianca de la Garza, and former Miss Universe Dayanara Torres are just some of the big names lending their voices and starring in bilingual PSAs for the campaign during Mental Health Awareness Month.
In their messages, the celebs explain that Seneca Family of Agencies is a national California-based nonprofit that has been coordinating free mental health services — including counseling — for reunified immigrant parents and children across the country who were affected by family separation. They encourage the viewers to call the confidential and toll-free number 844-529-3327 for more information.
Mental health screenings and treatment for immigrant parents and children separated at the Mexican border became mandatory after a historic ruling last November by Central District of California Judge John A. Kronstadt. He explained that there was evidence that family separations caused "severe mental trauma to parents and their children."
Judge Kronstadt found that the federal government's family separation policy placed thousands of families in danger, and that "the trauma they experienced will cause irreparable injury unless they are provided with immediate care."
Seneca will be connecting reunified families to mental health services at community-based organizations across the country.