90.7 WMFE and 89.5 WMFV are Central Florida's primary provider of NPR programming and Classical Music. Part of the community since 1965, providing quality national and local news and programming. We inspire and empower all Central Floridians to discover, grow and engage within and beyond their world.
Support for 90.7 WMFE is provided by

Mental illness doesn’t discriminate. Mental health care shouldn’t either.


Play Audio

Photo: Pixabay


A new community partnership is providing free mental health services in Spanish and English to Latinx people in Central Florida. 

The new program is offered by Pan American Behavioral Health Services of Florida and Hablamos Espanol. The services are available both virtually and in-person.

Pan American Director Brendan Ramirez says the goal is to reach underserved Hispanic and immigrant communities in Orange and Osceola counties. 

“It will allow us to reach out and grab communities and touch communities that we haven’t been able to get to before which is the uninsured and the underinsured communities here in central Florida.”

He says Florida consistently ranks last in the US for accessible mental health care. These disparities are even greater when it comes to Black and brown communities in the state. 

“Depending on the metric we could be dead last out of the 50 states in per capita funding for mental health.”

The partnership is funded by a three year NIH grant.

A person does not need to be documented or have insurance to use the mental health services.

Click on the link to learn more. 

Produced with assistance from the Public Media Journalists Association Editor Corps funded by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, a private corporation funded by the American people.


Get The 90.7 WMFE Newsletter

Your trusted news source for the latest Central Florida news, updates on special programs and more.

GET THE LATEST
Stay tuned in to our local news coverage: Listen to 90.7 WMFE on your FM or HD radio, the WMFE mobile app or your smart speaker — say “Alexa, play NPR” and you’ll be connected.

WMFE Journalistic Ethics Code | Public Media Code of Integrity

Danielle Prieur

About Danielle Prieur

Reporter & Fill-in Host

Danielle Prieur is a general assignment reporter at WMFE. You can hear her reporting on a daily basis on the station. She also fills-in as a host during the morning and afternoon drive times. Her reporting has been featured on NPR, Marketplace, Here & Now, and Vox. Danielle is originally from Rochester Hills, ... Read Full Bio »

TOP