National Alliance on Mental Illness
page printed from
(800) 950-NAMI;
Team 5
“How Health Reform Helps Communities of Color,” a series of state-by-state fact sheets from Families USA
Final Data Collection Standards for Race, Ethnicity, Primary Language, Sex and Disability Status as required by the Affordable Care Act
GLBT Perspectives Video page
NAMI Booklet, A Mental Health and Community Integration Guide for GLBTQI Individuals: What You Need to Know
NAMI Connection

About the NAMI Multicultural Action Center
AIAN Youth Mental Health Webinar 2010
An Activity Book for African American Families: Helping Children Cope with Crisis
Asian American and Pacific Islander Mental Health: Report from a NAMI Listening Session
Chinese Language Resources
In Living Color: Depression Treatment in Primary Care
Italian Language Resources
Multicultural Action Center Resources
Native American Heritage Month Webinar 2011
Portuguese Language Resources/ Recursos Portuguese
Social Security Medicare Publications - Now Available in Foreign Languages
Web Sites and Links

“Organization Provides Resources and Support to Native Americans,” by Gwendolyn Packard, Co-Chair, Rain Cloud, featured on the NAMI Blog in honor of Native American Heritage Month 2011
12th annual Central Texas African American Family Support Conference, Hilton Austin Hotel, Feb. 16-17
2012 NAMI Convention, Seattle, June 27-30, “Think, Learn and Live: Wellness, Resiliency and Recovery.”
6th National Conference on Quality Care for Culturally Diverse Populations September 2008
ABC News: Laughter Therapy Takes Off in South Korea
ACCESO HISPANO (Issue 3: January-February 2004)
African-American Women Respond to Novel Therapeutic Approach (Psychatric News 4/2/10)
American Indian / Alaska Native Suicide Prevention Resources
American Indian and Alaska Native Mental Health Webinar
American Indian and Alaska Native Mental Health Webinar 11-17-09 4:00pm EST
Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month 2007
autoevaluación de la competencia cultural
Being Transgender is Not a Mental Disorder (BeyondChron 5/21/09)
Beyond the Spin: The high cost of inequality (Philadelphia Inquirer 12/25/09)
Bilingualism Brings Benefits to Asian-American Children's MH, Psyciatric News 7/2/10
Caged in China: Parents Grapple With Mentally Ill
Celebrating Difference, Working Toward the Same Goals: Native American Mental Health Care (NAMI e-Advocate Nov. 2010)
Closing the Health Gap
Compartiendo la Esperanza
Crisis Facing Urban Indian Youth
Cultural and Linguistic Competence Coordinators Network
Cultural Competency now Law in New Jersey
Culture and Diagnosis: A Set of Iron Laws? (NAMI e-Advocate Aug. 2010)
Culture Gap (Boston Globe 3/24/08)
Culture-Based Care | Beliefs, Stigma, Lack of Culturally Appropriate Providers Prevent Many Hispanics From Seeking Mental Health Care
Depression Care for Black Women May Hinge on Cultural Factors
Disparities in Mental Health Services Are Eliminated
Encuesta para los Lectores
Evidence-based Care Clinically Effective for Minority Patients
Experiences of Racism Among African American Parents and the Mental Health of their Pre-School Aged Children
Faith & Mental Illness in the African American Community (APA's Healthy Minds. Healthy Lives. blog 2/15/10)
GLBT Proceedings Document page
Harrisburg group helps gays and lesbians overcome health disparities (The Patriot-News 6-8-10)
Health Reform FAQs from the Asian and Pacific Islander American Health Forum
Helping Philadelphia's Asian Community Overcome the Stigma of Mental Illness
Hispanics With Limited English Skills Experience More Health Care Barriers Than Proficient English Speakers, Analysis Finds
India's Mentally Ill Turn To Faith, Not Medicine (NPR Aug. 2010)
Innovative Minority MH Efforts Awarded at Foundation Gala, Psychiatric News 7/2/10
Longitudinal Study on Female Bisexuality
MAC Resources
Mental Illness is a Major Problem Among Latinos
Mental illness: denied or unidentified? (Latino Perspectives Magazine)
Minorities Get Different Mental Health Care in Rich Neighborhoods
Model Programs Identified
Mood Disorders, Misdiagnosis and Minorities
Multi-lingual NAMI fact sheet series on Asian American and Pacific Islander mental health (2011)
Multicultural Leadership Conference announcement
Multicultural Strategic Summit Schedule
NAMI 2007 Convention Multicultural Events and Sessions
NAMI blog features reflections of staff member, Carmen Argueta, on 2011 Spanish-language programs training nish-language programs training
NAMI Commemorates Black History Month
NAMI en Español
NAMI Establishes New Multicultural Action Center
NAMI Latino E-News - Sign Up Now!
NAMI MAC Honors Frances Priester as a NAMI African American Leader
NAMI MIO Honors Lynne Saunders an African American Leader
Naomi Sims: Cover Girl (NY Times 12-22-09)
National Council of La Raza News Release
National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month
New Fight for Racial Equality in Health Care
New JAMA Study on Cultural Compentency
New York Times profile of an inspiring NAMI leader, Keris Myrick, “A High-Profile Executive Job as Defense Against Mental Ills”
NFCR Goals
NFCR Multicultural Forum
NIH Strategic Research Plan and Budget to Reduce and Ultimately Eliminate Health Disparities
NNED Stewards Group Announcement
NPR: Black Men Overcoming Stigma of Depression
NPR: Mental Health in the Black Community
Philadelphia Inquirer Columnist Discusses Depression Among Black Men
Prescriptions Translated to Spanish Could Be Hazardous to Health (HealthDay 4/8/10)
Psychiatric News Features NAMI/APA Collaboration
Racial, Ethnic, Socio-Economic Disparities Persist in U.S. Health Care System
Real Men, Real Depression
Research Shows Importance of Studying Different Ethnic Groups (Psychiatric Services, 6-18-10)
Satcher: Cuts Show Lack of Seriousness About Ending Racial Disparities
Second National Health Care Disparities Report from AHRQ
State’s health coverage still high [Racial/ethnic disparities narrowing] (Boston Globe 6-9-10)
Stigma haunts mentally ill Latinos (, Nov. 2010)
Stress Among African American Adolescents Studied
Study Finds Discrimination Against Spanish Speaking Latinos at DC Department of Human Services
Study: race and pain medication
Take Care of You: Saving Your Mental Health (Latin in America, 4/26/10)
Task Force affirms APA's refutation of 'gender identity disorder' in new edition of Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (4-12-2010)
The Americanization of Mental Illness (NY Times Magazine 1/8/10)
The Leaders and the Bridge: Building a Grassroots Program for the Latino Community (NAMI e-Advocate Sept. 2010)
Today's Way to Learn about American Indians
Toolkit for Assessing Cultural Competence in Peer-run Mental Health Organizations
Treatment for Depression Among Latino Immigrants
U.S. Census News: More Than 300 Counties Now "Majority-Minority"
Univisión Honored for Mental Health Awareness
Useful Links
Useful Links NFCR FORUM
With therapy, grit, ex-Dallas Cowboy Haley tackles bipolar disorder (Dallas News, Jan. 3 2010)