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Behavioral Health Equity Best Practices for African Americans

On monday, February 5th, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services (SAMHSA), Office of Behavioral Health Equity, held the Behavioral Health Equity Best Practices for African Americans. SAMHSA’s Division of Children and School Mental, Mental Health Promotion Branch, Suicide Prevention Branch, and the 988 & Behavioral Health Crisis Coordinating Office were a part of this collaboration webinar. Quality health care and resources to quality health care are a basic human right

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A Trauma-Informed Approach to Enhancing Mental Health Support for Immigrants & Refugees

Building Connections Many immigrants and refugees struggle may struggle with finding quality mental health. There may also be a lack of culturally competent mental health care providers who understand the unique care immigrants and refugees need. Some barriers to mental health care may also include stigma, financial barriers, acculturation stress, a preference for non-clinical treatments, and a lack of trust in mental health care services. By creating a more diverse

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Barriers To Mental Healthcare In BIPOC Communities

BIPOC (Black Indigenous and People Of Color) communities often encounter barriers when seeking access to mental healthcare. Due to systematic racism, discrimination, and lack of culturally competent health care providers, many BIPOC individuals may be reluctant to seek help. Economic inequality limits financial resources, making mental health services inaccessible. With a shortage of mental health care providers that understand the unique challenges BIPOC individuals face, effective treatment and quality mental

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Books And E-Books For Children And Families

EDUCATE THE YOUTH Books and E books both serve a possibility to contribute to dismantling racism and hate. Books for family and children can offer different perspectives, encourage youth to ask questions, and encourage families to nurture a diverse view. Books and E-Books introduce cultural difference to young developing minds, teaching them inclusivity from and early age. Children are impacted by race from an early age, even as early as

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