Resources for the Russian American Community

Through a community-led process, a volunteer workgroup representing the Russian-speaking community throughout California identified the following priorities for new materials: reducing stigma around mental health issues, increasing help-seeking behaviors and strengthening suicide prevention efforts. To address these issues, the workgroup created two new mental health materials for the Russian-speaking population: 1) a bilingual (Russian/English) Know the Signs Suicide Prevention brochure, and 2) a Russian-language adaptation of the Each Mind Matters Mental Health Support Guide.

These new resources are the culmination of many months of outreach, research, and interviews with community, county and state representatives to determine what was most needed in the community. By creating materials designed to increase community understanding of mental health, we hope to combat these barriers and improve mental health and wellness within California’s Russian-speaking community. To download these free resources and learn about the strategic council, click the links below:

Click here to read a letter from our strategic council introducing these resources.