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NAMI created the Multicultural Action Center in 2002 to focus attention on system reform to eliminate disparities in mental health care for diverse communities, ensure access to culturally competent services and treatment for all Americans and particularly to help and support people of diverse backgrounds who are affected by serious mental illness.


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Multicultural Action Center Update spotlight
A round up of news, resources, funding opportunties and events covering a variety of topics to support diverse communities in mental health recovery.


JULY 2014   

In this issue:


 click to access Multicultural Action Center resources  click to access the sign-up survey


click for more information about the Multicultural Action Center


click to access cultural competence information



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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.

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