Partners

Ready to join California’s Mental Health Movement and make a change in your community? Looking for information for yourself or someone you care about? We’ve gathered these helpful resources from national and local organizations working to promote mental health.

Are you a mental health professional looking for even more resources? Check out the complete Each Mind Matters Program and Resource Catalogue.

African American Health Institute of San Bernardino County

The African American Health Institute of San Bernardino County works to build community capacity and leadership, provide health education, advocate for policy and social justice and conduct community based participatory research projects. Their website includes links to resources such as journal articles, toolkits and a short film on mental health access for African American transition age youth in California.

Community Partners in Care

Community Partners in Care was a collaborative research project of community and academic partners in the Los Angeles area working together to learn the best way to reduce the burden that depression places on our communities and other vulnerable populations. Their web site includes links to download the results of the research project as well as resources for depression, psychotherapy, clinicians and clients and communities.

The Community College Student Mental Health Program’s Guide to Supporting Students from Diverse and Ethnic Backgrounds

The Community College Student Mental Health Program’s Guide to Supporting Students from Diverse and Ethnic Backgrounds presents some common barriers related to mental health shared by students from historically marginalized racial and ethnic backgrounds, and describes how resources specific to the community college system can help support their access to mental health services.

California Black Health Network

The California Black Health Network seeks to improve the health status of African Americans in California and reduce health disparities through legislative, administrative and media advocacy. Their website offers a wealth of information and links, including a comprehensive “Ethnic Health Assessment for African Americans in California” that outlines health and behavioral health data, concerns and policy recommendations at the state and community levels.

Building Partnerships: Conversations with African Americans About Mental Health Needs and Community Strengths

The UC Davis Center for Health Disparities oversees a comprehensive program for research, education and teaching, and community outreach and information dissemination to address inequities in health access and quality of care for diverse Californians at http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/crhd/. Their report “Building Partnerships: Conversations with African Americans About Mental Health Needs and Community Strengths” presents community-derived wisdom about how to improve mental health among individuals and communities.

Ponte En Mis Zapatos

Ponte en Mis Zapatos utilizes real stories from teens and young adults to teach youth about mental health challenges and mental wellness. Similar to its sister campaign in English, Walk In Our Shoes, Ponte en mis Zapatos reduces stigma associated with mental illnesses by debunking myths and educating 9-13 year olds about mental wellness.

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Are you a mental health professional or running a mental health focused program or organization? Looking for a more in-depth listing of tools, information and resources? See Each Mind Matters Program and Resource Catalogue.