10037: Overview of Cultural Diversity and Mental Health Services

About the Course:

The purpose of this article is to heighten mental health professionals awareness for respect and understanding of ethnic and racial groups unique mental health needs.

Note The material for this course covers pages 80-92 of the report

Author

Mental Health: A Report of the Surgeon General

Course Objectives:

  1. to appreciate how miority groups may differ in economic, social and political ways that impact on mental health services

  2. to understand how cultural differences can be reflected in styles of coping with day-to-day problems

  3. to identify how family and community may be accessed in different ways depending upon cultural tradition

  4. to explore mental health use of services by culturally different groups

  5. to identify barriers to treatment for different cultural groups

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