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Nurse hopes her career change helps other Latinos access mental health care

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9min 36sec
Courtesy Valeria Martinez Tenreiro
Valeria Martinez Tenreiro has worked as an oncology nurse at the University of Colorado Hospital since 2017.

We get insight from a former doctor in Argentina who became an oncology nurse in Colorado. Now, Valeria Martinez Tenreiro has decided to take yet another path in healthcare. She's studying to become a psychiatric nurse practitioner to address inequities in mental health care in her community. Martinez Tenreiro says as the pandemic exacerbates mental health problems, language and cultural barriers prevent some Latinos from getting the counseling they need.