Minority Mental Health Month
posted: Jul. 10, 2020.
An important part about minority groups getting access to treatment and support is making sure they are getting it from a culturally competent provider. Mental Health America believes that it is essential that all aspects of mental health systems be reflective of the diversity of the communities that they serve and that mental health agencies strive to become and remain culturally and linguistically competent. This means incorporating skills, attitudes, and policies to ensure they are addressing the needs of consumers and families with diverse values, beliefs, and sexual orientations, in addition to backgrounds that vary by race, ethnicity, religion, and language.
Some of the minority groups that struggle asking for, seeking, and obtaining quality care include Latino, Asian American, African American, Native American, and LGBTQ communities. The image below provides an overview of how people in these communities are affected. If you or someone you know feels like they are struggling to find a culturally competent therapist, here at Living Hope Counseling Center we have providers from various backgrounds and some that can even provide services in Spanish. Don’t let your circumstances hold you back from receiving the care that you deserve!