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External linkpdf file Enhancing the Delivery of Health Care: Eliminating Health Disparities through a Culturally & Linguistically Centered Integrated Health Care Approach [PDF | 317KB] Exit Disclaimer
The OMH and Hogg Foundation paper provides guidance on ways providers could create robust versions for integrating care to meet the needs of minority communities, and includes examples of culturally competent programs that have successfully incorporated integrated care designs and concepts into their practices serving different minority communities, such as the Charles B. Wang Community Health Center in the China Town neighborhood of New York City.
pdf file Mental Health Services in Primary Care Settings for Racial and Ethnic Minority Populations [PDF | 477KB]
This issue brief provides an overview of the provision of mental health interventions in primary care settings for racial and ethnic minority populations, outlines strengths and challenges and offers recommendations to improve the mental health system.
pdf file Pathways to Integrated Health Care: Strategies for African American Communities and Organizations [PDF | 550KB]
Consensus statements and recommendations calling for broad, inclusive and fully integrated approaches to behavioral health and primary care that achieve health equity across the life span for all.
External link A Consumer's Guide to Mental Health Services: Decade of the Brain NIH [PDF | 112KB] Exit Disclaimer
Twenty percent of adult Americans-or one in five-will have mental illness during their lifetime that is severe enough to require treatment, and many more have problems that prevent them from enjoying their lives. Often, these people suffer in silence. Asking for help is not an easy thing for many people to do, but it is a wise move when a person feels that something is wrong. This publication can also be obtained by calling the Center for Mental Health Services (CMHS), Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration at (800) 789-2647.
pdf file Latino Behavioral Health Workforce Development [PDF | 757KB]
"Movilizandonos Por Nuestro Futuro: Strategic Development of a Mental Health Workforce for Latinos" contains consensus statements and action items on developing the mental health workforce for Latinos.
External link PTSD Brochure Released Exit Disclaimer
The brochure, which the National Alliance on Mental Illness released on Veteran’s Day, is geared toward helping people who have been diagnosed and their family members.
External link The Death of a Child, The Grief of the Parents: A Lifetime Journey Exit Disclaimer
A publication that seeks to help understand and address parental grief and its aftermath.
External link Developing Cultural Competence in Disaster Mental Health Programs (SMA03-3828)
Designed to supplement information already available through CMHS, SAMHSA, and other sources, Developing Cultural Competence in Disaster Mental Health Programs highlights important common issues relating to cultural competence and to disaster mental health. Disaster mental health providers and workers can use and adapt the guidelines set forth in this document to meet the unique characteristics of individuals and communities affected directly or indirectly by a full range of natural and human-made disasters.
External link Cultural Competence Standards in Managed Care Mental Health Services: Four Underserved/Underrepresented Racial/Ethnic Groups Exit Disclaimer
In response to the dearth of broad-based, culturally competent care within the behavioral managed care sector, CMHS sought to develop and disseminate cultural competence standards for managed care mental health services to improve the availability of high-quality services for "four underserved/underrepresented racial/ethnic groups" - notably, African Americans, Hispanics, Native Americans/Alaska Natives, and Asian/Pacific Islander Americans. To that end, it convened four national panels representing each of the four core racial/ethnic groups, and each comprised of mental health professionals, families, and consumers.
External linkpdf file Systems of Care Promising Practices in Children's Mental Health-Cultural Strengths and Challenges in Implementing A System of Care Model in American Indian Communities, 2000 Series (Vol 1) [PDF | 400KB] Exit Disclaimer
This publication examines the promising practices of five American Indian children's mental health projects that integrate traditional American Indian helping and healing methods with the systems of care model are discussed in this publication.
External link Mental Health: Culture, Race, Ethnicity. Supplement to Mental Health: Report of the Surgeon General
This report is a Supplement to the first ever Surgeon General's Report on Mental Health, Mental Health: A Report of the Surgeon General (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services [DHHS], 1999). That report provided extensive documentation of the scientific advances illuminating our understanding of mental illness and its treatment. It found a range of effective treatments for most mental disorders.
External linkpdf file Mental Health: Culture, Race Ethnicity. A Report of the Surgeon General - Full Report
This August 2001 report documents striking disparities in access, quality and availability of mental health services that exist for racial and ethnic minority Americans, and proposes broad courses of action to improve the quality of mental health care available to racial and ethnic minority populations.
External link Men and Depression -- Fact Sheet
Summarizes what is known about depression in men. También disponible en español.
External link Healthy Living Calendars
This page links to a variety of 8½ x 11 one-page calendars that promote taking simple steps every day to live a safe and healthy life. Click on a calendar to view and print one online, or contact CDC to order a copy.
External linkpdf file Moving Forward With Your Life, Leaving Alcohol and Other Drugs Behind [PDF | 182KB] Exit Disclaimer
Are you beginning to understand the seriousness of your problem with drugs or alcohol and wondering how to get help? This publication profiles six individuals who have substance abuse problems and discusses reasons why they use drugs or alcohol. It also provides six steps to begin to understand substance abuse and how to go about getting help. Resources include where to go to get help, including self-help programs, government programs, national organizations and work site programs. Also available by calling NCADI at (800) 729-6686.
External linkpdf file Mood Disorders: Depression and Bipolar Disorder [PDF | 60KB]
Mental illnesses are among the most common conditions affecting health today. Researchers believe most serious mental illnesses are caused by complex imbalances in the brain's chemical activity. They also believe environmental factors can play a part in triggering-or cushioning against-the onset of mental illness. Mood disorders are one form of serious mental illness. This fact sheet is intended only as a starting point for gaining an understanding about two of the most common mood disorders: depression and bipolar disorder, also known as manic-depressive illness. Available from SAMHSA's National Health Information Center by calling (800) 789-2647. Ask for Pub No. KEN98-0049.

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