The Campaign: NAMI California’s Represent Recovery initiative is a campaign and initiative calling for a paradigm shift in the way we view mental health in diverse cultural communities. It aims to serve members of underrepresented communities while centering their voices on the overall mental health movement.
Call for Contributors: We are looking for mental health-themed content from, for, and about members of diverse ethnic, LGBTQ+, and immigrant communities: raw personal stories, art, and opinion pieces or event announcements, helpful articles and community resources. Please submit content and inquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org (and check our Community Voices page for more ways to share your insights and stories).
Community Spotlight: Videos And More
Check out our Represent Recovery video interviews on our YouTube channel.
Community Member Art: Marlena N. Guzman
Resources For Diverse Communities
Mental Illness Facts – Important facts about mental illness and recovery.
Mental Health 101 – NAMI California’s signature program designed to create a multi-generation of culturally diverse individuals that can help address the stigma associated with mental illness through education, support, and advocacy.
Each Mind Matters – Our partner’s diverse communities page with a multitude of resources divided by the community.
National Queer and Trans Therapists of Color Network
Therapy for Black Girls: Therapist Directory
Multicultural Symposium – NAMI California’s annual statewide effort to convene leaders for an open discussion on the successes and challenges that diverse and un/under-served communities face, and how we can better serve all individuals and families struggling with mental health challenges.
The Icarus Project – Social justice and education for mental health healing in the wake of racism, homophobia, transphobia, sexism, and other forms of oppression.
National Institute of Mental Health – The NIMH Minority Health and Mental Health Disparities Program designates mental health disparities as a cross-cutting research theme.
Article: 5 Ways People Of Color Can Foster Mental Health And Practice Restorative Healing
Report: Minorities Much Less Likely to Access Mental Health Care, State Data Suggests
Article: How To Find A Therapist Who Understands Oppression And Intersectionality