The fundamental purpose of LBHS is to:
■ Raise awareness about mental illness and substance use disorders in the Latino population and other diverse communities in Utah.
■ Increase the number of Latinos in Utah who are maintaining a state of recovery from mental illness and substance use disorders.
■ Empower Latinos in recovery to give back to their community and impact the mental health system in Utah to be more culturally and linguistically responsive.
LBHS believes the voices, participation, and leadership of and by Latinos in recovery are essential to reaching our goals. With this in mind, LBHS has established a peer-to-peer system of recovery for Latinos. This system includes outreach, mentoring, classes, and support groups. It is organized and executed by family members and consumers in recovery from serious mental illness including substance use disorders.