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Mental Health Counseling: Underrepresented Voices

A research guide for the Mental Health Counseling students

About this Guide

This tab is designed to help you start your research in the area of underrepresented voices in mental health. This is not an all-encompassing guide to diversity in mental health, but rather a list of resources that can help start the scholarly conversation.

Selected Mental Health Books by Diverse Voices

The Big Book of ACT Metaphors
Functional Analytic Psychotherapy Made Simple
Modular CBT for Children and Adolescents with Depression
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy for Eating Disorders
Shifting : the double lives of Black women in America

Selected Books about Counseling Diverse Populations

Religious and Spiritual Issues in Counseling
Affirmative Counseling with LGBTQI+ People
Body Battlegrounds
Counseling Women Across the Life Span
Casebook for Counseling :  Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Persons and their Families
Religious Theories of Personality and Psychotherapy
Psychotherapy and Religion in Japan
Judaic Spiritual Psychotherapy
Multicultural Issues in Counseling
Working with Immigrant Families
Group Work with Persons with Disabilities

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is the agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that leads public health efforts to advance the behavioral health of the nation. SAMHSA's mission is to reduce the impact of substance abuse and mental illness on America's communities.

The Mental Health Coalition

The Mental Health Coalition is a coalition of the leading mental health organizations, brands, and individuals who have joined forces to end the stigma surrounding mental health and to change the way people talk about, and care for, mental illness.

American Counseling Association

The American Counseling Association is a not-for-profit, professional and educational organization that is dedicated to the growth and enhancement of the counseling profession.

American Psychiatric Association

The American Psychiatric Association promotes the rights and best interests of patients and those actually or potentially making use of psychiatric services for mental illness, including substance use disorders.  These resources, including fact sheets, guides and online learning modules, to help clinicians provide quality health care that addresses the needs of culturally diverse populations.

Mental Health America

Mental Health America understands that mental health issues may need to be addressed with a unique lens when working with individuals and families with diverse values, beliefs, and sexual orientations, in addition to backgrounds that vary by race, ethnicity, religion, and language. That's why we've put together information to help various communities and promote awareness through public education campaigns each July.

National Alliance on Mental Illness

National Alliance on Mental Illness is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness, NAMI provides advocacy, education, support and public awareness.

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