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A Bridge to Mental Health
The Promoting Emotional Wellness and Spirituality (PEWS) program seeks to build bridges between black churches and mental health awareness programs.

Proceedings from Breakout VIII
Breakout VIII a National Conference on PsychoSocial Rehabilitation and Deafness held their conference in conjunction with the NAMI 2004 Convention. Read the proceedings from this groundbreaking event.

Working with Congregations to Reach African American Families with Mental Illness
This outreach manual contains a wealth of information including research findings, program examples and resources for faith leaders (PDF).

Mental Illness is a Major Problem Among Latinos
The National Alliance for the Mentally Ill of San Diego offers programs in Spanish.

Evidence-based Care Clinically Effective for Minority Patients

Study Finds Discrimination Against Spanish Speaking Latinos at DC Department of Human Services
Study finds discrimination against Spanish-speaking Latinos seeking access to medical benefits at the D.C. Department of Human Services

Useful Links
Find out about other organizations working to eliminate mental health care disparities among people of color.

NAMI Latino E-News - Sign Up Now!
Sign up to receive the NAMI Multicultural Action Center's Latino E-News.

NAMI Establishes New Multicultural Action Center
NAMI announced creation of a Multicultural Action Center (MAC) in conjunction with a national forum offering multicultural perspectives on President Bush’s New Freedom Commission Report.

Portuguese Language Resources/ Recursos Portuguese
NAMI MAC developed materials in Portuguese for the millions of Portuguese speaking Americans who want to learn more about mental illness.

NAMI MAC Honors Frances Priester as a NAMI African American Leader
In celebration of Black History Month 2004, NAMI MAC would like to recognize Frances Priester as a African American Leader for her dedication to improving the lives of individuals with mental illness.

An Activity Book for African American Families: Helping Children Cope with Crisis

NAMI MIO Honors Lynne Saunders an African American Leader
In celebration of Black History Month NAMI MIO would like to recognize Lynne Saunders as a African American Leader of NAMI National for her 23 years of service to the mental health movement.

ACCESO HISPANO (Issue 3: January-February 2004)
Special Issue: Mental Illness and the Latino Community

Crisis Facing Urban Indian Youth
Report Notes

NAMI Launches National Campaign
Law enforcement, education, business, and health care leaders join forces. State campaigns to go in Florida, Iowa, W. Virginia, Maine, Kentucky, and Mass.

NIH Strategic Research Plan and Budget to Reduce and Ultimately Eliminate Health Disparities
Stragegic Research

Disparities in Mental Health Services Are Eliminated
Summary of goal to eliminate disparities as presented in the President's New Freedom Commision on Mental Health.

Treatment for Depression Among Latino Immigrants
Coverage & Access

Minorities Get Different Mental Health Care in Rich Neighborhoods
Mental Health Weekly Digest 6-9-03 article on racial disparities in mental health care.

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