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African Americans – Mental Health Resources and Information

African Americans sometimes face barriers and have unmet mental health needs as a result. To reach out this community with helpful supports, NAMI has developed a section devoted to resources and mental health information.

The page includes the following:

The page discusses misunderstanding of mental health issues, lack of access and the positive influence of faith as a support to mental health, while recognizing the importance of professional help at times. In the area of such help, questions to help elicit the views of medical providers, and to create a higher level of culturally sensitive and responsive care, are included. Resources including NAMI’s Sharing Hope Program are also highlighted.

Read more here.

Latino Mental Health Fact Sheet

For a concise listing of many of the mental health issues confronting the Latino Community, check out the Info Sheet posted on the NAMI website.

Some of the issues discussed are the high levels of risk to the Latino Community in the areas of depression, anxiety, and substance abuse. The higher level of attempted suicide among female Latino students is also discussed. Lack of access to treatment as a result of language barriers and discrimination are also highlighted, as well as a scarcity of Latino providers.

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Ethnic Health Assessment for African Americans in California

This report contains a wealth of information and resources for anyone advocating for the positive health outcomes for the African American community in California. It was funded by the California Endowment as part of the Ethnic Health Assessment Project, which elicited reports on Latinos, African Americans, Asian-Pacific Islanders, and Native Americans, the four largest communities of color in the state. Stakeholders were queried as part of the process in order to  represent real-life experience from a variety of perspectives.

Read more here.