Cultural Competence in Mental Health

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This brief document discusses discrimination based on age, gender, sexual orientation, disability status, class, and religion, with suggestions on how service provides can incorporate cultural competency standards into their daily practice, with an emphasis on how culture plays an important role in how people with mental illnesses express themselves, cope with stress, and meet life’s challenges.


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