CNPAAEMI developed the 3-booklet series to broadly disseminate research-based, and culture-specific and culture-centered strategies for mental health research, training, and treatment in ethnic minority communities. The booklets are titled Guidelines for Research in Ethnic Minority Communities, Psychological Treatment of Ethnic Minority Populations, and Psychology Education and Training from Culture-Specific and Multiracial Perspectives.
New Era Health Center located in Philadelphia is caring for a population of chronically ill displaced men many are homeless veterans, homeless elderly men with mental health disorders and elderly men released from prison. The most common social problem is lack of adequate housing employment and food. The most common medical problems include hypertensive cardiovascular and kidney disease and prostate cancer. While depression is present, treatable and preventable mental conditions are grossly overlooked. Addiction to nicotine, alcohol and narcotics is an epidemic in this community.
Ronda’s Dream Center will provide a creative and stimulating visual environment for the developmentally disabled residents at Fairview Developmental Center. The Dream Center will consist of the Create room and Explore room. Imagery will be projected on four walls, simulating an immersive experience with interactive software and audio capabilities.
For sustainable change it is essential that mentally ill people are able to influence policies and programmes which support health and development services. To improve the lives of poor mentally ill people and their carers it is vital to build their capacity to advocate for the mental health care services.
Nudging is a slippery business. Here’s a primer to help get you started with your design for better health decisions.
Designing settings and scenarios in which people make healthy choices requires presenting those choices in a way that takes the all-too-human side of decision making into account. People need (and want) choices, but they also need (and want) help—a nudge—when they’re not sure what to do.
The Partnership for Workplace Mental Health, a program of the American Psychiatric Association, has created an online tool called Employer Innovations Online to profile positive examples of the ways employers are addressing mental health in the workplace.