Developed in partnership between NAMI and the American Psychiatric Association, the In Living Color: Depression Treatment in Primary Care intervention aims to: equip primary care physicians with the knowledge and tools to identify and provide appropriate treatment of depression in minority populations; create awareness of cultural influences and how depression manifests within a cultural context; and to model successful
The curriculum was completed in 2008 and, in order to ensure that it is utilized effectively and reaches the audiences most in need, NAMI will work with four carefully selected sites to implement the program in 2009. NAMI will use the experience with these sites to evaluate the obstacles and best practices of
Details of the selection criteria of the four sites will be made available in early 2009. Once the sites have been identified, trainings will be scheduled and the
For more information on the In Living Color: Depression Treatment in Primary Care view our first article about the NAMI-APA collaborative in Recovery for All, the follow-up article in the December 2007 issue, or view our PowerPoint presentation from the NAMI 2007 Convention.