1. LGBTQ Community and Suicide Resources

    Suicide is the third leading cause of death among youth ages 15–24, and LGBTQ youth are more likely than their peers to attempt suicide. As the Institute of Medicine has noted, LGBT youth are typically well adjusted and mentally healthy. However, they experience higher rates of mental health challenges and...
  2. Value of Peers

    Peer support  encompasses a  range of activities and interactions between people who share similar experiences of being diagnosed with mental health conditions, substance use disorders, or both. This mutuality called “peerness”—between a  peer support   worker and person in or seeking recovery promotes connection and inspires hope. Peer support  offers...
  3. The Behavioral Health Barometer, Volume 5

    The Behavioral Health Barometer: United States, Volume 5: Indicators as measured through the 2017 National Survey on Drug Use and Health and the National Survey of Substance Abuse Treatment Services, is one of a series of national, regional, and state reports that provide a snapshot of behavioral health in the...
  4. New Perspectives to Advance Minority Health and Health Disparities Research

    The American Journal of Public of Health (AJPH) recognizes the importance of National Minority Mental Health Month. In this special supplement funded by the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD), AJPH presents research and perspectives focused on expanding methodological approaches to monitor and reduce health disparities for minority populations....
  5. Improving Cultural Competency for Behavioral Health Professionals

    Cultural and linguistic competency is recognized as an important strategy for improving the quality of care provided to clients from diverse backgrounds. The goal of this e-learning program, offered by Think Cultural Health through the Office of Minority Health, is to help behavioral health professionals increase their cultural and linguistic...
  6. Developing a Culturally Tailored Intervention for Diverse Populations

    Social workers strive to use interventions and treatments that are evidence-based (EB). However, many EB interventions are not validated with people from diverse racial, ethnic, cultural, and linguistic populations. Regarding autism intervention research, of 408 studies on 27 EB practices only about 18% of the studies reported race, ethnicity, or...
  7. Resources for Asian Pacific Islander Heritage Month 2019

    During Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month, the HHS Office of Minority Health (OMH) joins partners in celebrating the achievements and contributions of Asians and Pacific Islanders in the United States. During the observance in May, OMH honors the rich culture of Asians and Pacific Islanders and raises...
  8. Asian American Mental Health Multi-lingual Resources

    The mission of the Asian American Health Initiative (AAHI) is to identify the health care needs of Asian American communities, to develop culturally competent health care services, and to implement health education programs that are accessible and available for all Asian Americans in Montgomery County.  The AAHI Mental Health Photonovels...
  9. NNED Virtual Roundtable – Workplace Environment Matters: Strategies to Support & Retain Behavioral Health Staff Providing Services to Diverse Ethnic and Racial Populations

    When behavioral health organizations create environments that are diverse, inclusive, and equitable, staff are more likely to feel valued, experience a sense of belonging, and want to stay. Creating this kind of work environment often involves examining and breaking down structures, policies, and practices to address barriers and challenges that...
  10. National Opioid Misuse Community Assessment Tool

    Prescription and illicit opioids killed more than 42,000 Americans in 2016, more than five times the number in 1999. The toll of the epidemic is so great that it contributed to the first decline in U.S. life expectancy since 1993. To better understand the national opioid crisis and inform effective conversations...