1. Creating Linguistically and Culturally Competent Suicide Prevention Materials

    This guide is designed to help public health practitioners produce suicide prevention materials for specific cultural and linguistic communities. Developed in collaboration with the California Mental Health Services Authority (CalMHSA), it is based on their work to adapt suicide prevention materials for a variety of cultural and linguistic populations in...
  2. Disentangling Universal and Cultural-specific Risks to Mental Health Among Asian Americans

    Development-based intergenerational conflict related to separation-individuation is normative and similar across ethnocultural groups. Intergenerational cultural conflict related to acculturation mismatch—where intercultural contact leads parents and offspring to diverge in heritage and mainstream American values and behaviors—is specific to immigrant families. Although development-based conflict does not result in serious psychological distress...
  3. Building a Society for Social Justice

    The thirty richest people in the United States are worth $792 billion, yet 633,000 Americans are homeless during the winter. Inequalities exist in nearly every corner of the country. Added together, they reveal broader systemic injustices tied to lack of economic opportunities, education, justice and healthcare. But millions of professionals...
  4. Health Equity Change Makers Toolkit

    Through Heath Equity Change Makers, the Office of Minority Health is sharing compelling personal stories that illustrate the far-reaching impact of health disparities – and the ways that we all, as individuals, in our families and communities, and as a nation – are making change happen every day. This toolkit is...
  5. Trauma Informed Community Building

    Trauma is a set of normal human responses to stressful and threatening experiences (National Center for PTSD, 2007). Low-income and public housing residents may experience cumulative trauma resulting from daily stressors of violence and concentrated poverty, as well as historic and structural conditions of racism and disenfranchisement (Collins, et al.,...
  6. Addressing Depression and Stress in African American Men

    The Brother, You’re on My Mind toolkit provides Omega Psi Phi Fraternity chapters and partners with the materials needed to educate fellow fraternity brothers and community members on depression and stress in African American men. The toolkit also aims to communicate the importance of seeking help for mental health problems and...
  7. American Indian and Alaska Native Culture Card

    This guide enhances cultural competence when serving American Indian and Alaska Native communities. It covers regional differences, cultural customs, spirituality, communication styles, the role of veterans and older adults, and health disparities. Population of Focus: American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) Links to Resource: View the guide from SAMHSA (pdf) View...
  8. The State of Mental Health in America 2018

    For the fourth year in a row, Mental Health America (MHA) released its annual State of Mental Health in America Report, which ranks all 50 states and the District of Columbia based on several mental health and access measures. This year, Massachusetts came out on top overall with Nevada coming in...