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Minority Fellowship Program Coordinating Center (MFPCC)
The purpose of the Minority Fellowship Program (MFP) Coordinating Center is to support the MFP program, enhance the careers of the MFP Fellows, and document MFP program impacts. For additional information about the MFP, click here.

Paul Guillory

Dr. Paul Guillory is currently an associate professor at the University of California Berkeley. He is a certified trainer and supervisor in Emotionally Focused Therapy. ...Read more



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Community Connections Fellow Led Webinar
The presentation, including slides, transcript, and sound recording for the MFPCC Webinar, "Minority Fellowship Program: Community Connections Fellow Led Webinar," which occurred July 28, 2021, are now available for download......Read more
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World Mental Health Day
October 10 officially marked World Mental Health Day, a day to highlight the vital role of mental health education and to raise awareness and support of existing mental health issues. In the U.S., nearly 1 in 25 adults are living with a serious mental illness.1 While most racial/ethnic minority groups have similar or lower rates of mental illness than whites, they often bear a disproportionately high burden of disability resulting from mental disorders.2 For example, rates of mental illness are lower in Blacks (18.6%) and Hispanics (16.3%) compared to whites (19.3%), but depression is more persistent in blacks and Hispanics.1 American Indians and Alaskan Natives also have higher rates of posttraumatic stress disorder and alcohol dependence than any other ethnic/racial group.2 Despite these existing disparities, racial and ethnic minority groups are less likely to receive mental health services compared to whites. This is due to existing barriers to care such as affordability, stigma, lack of culturally competent providers, and an overall mental health system weighed heavily towards non-minority values and cultural norms. Raising awareness to combat stigma, creating more accessible treatment services and having more culturally competent providers may help tackle barriers to mental health care in minority communities.3 Learn more about best practices for treating diverse population.External Web Site Policy

Mental Health Facts - Multicultural
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2Office of the Surgeon General (US); Center for Mental Health Services (US); National Institute of Mental Health (US). Mental Health: Culture, Race, and Ethnicity: A Supplement to Mental Health: A Report of the Surgeon General. Rockville (MD): Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (US); 2001 Aug. Chapter 7 A Vision for the Future. Available from: Web Site Policy
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