Cultural Mental Health


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See also Cultural Medicine

See also Dictionaries/Medical Terminology/Abbreviations/SOAP Notes

See also Miscellaneous: Culture Section

U.S. Government Census Database: Venus click on "STF3B," enter in the city's or cities' zipcode(s) and get a detailed description of the city's inhabitants (# of different languages spoken, ethnicities are also decently broken down--Hispanic: Nicaraguan, Argentinian, Cuban, etc.); this is great information for learning about the community you will be practicing in

Medlineplus, a resource linking to patient education handouts (this is NOT Medline, which is a database of journal citations), is now available in Spanish

New Intrepeter Guidelines working with interpreters--guidelines for mental health professionals

New Research Literature on Multilingual Versions of Psychiatric Assessment Instruments

New Ethnomed: Multilingual Mental Health Resources lots of great links

New Multicultural Mental Health Australia languages include: Amharic, Arabic, Bengali, Bosnian, Burmese, Cantonese, Chinese, Croatian, Czech, Dutch, English, Farsi (Persian), Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Khmer (Cambodian), Korean, Kurdish, Laotian, Macedonain, Malay, Maltese, Mandarin, Pashto, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Samoan, Serbian, Serbo-Croatian, Singhalese, Slovak, Somali, Spanish, Tagalog, Thai, Tigrinya, Tongan, Turkish, Urdu, Vietnamese; another search interface is here

Multicultural Information scroll down to Mental health & dual diagnosis; languages include: English, Arabic, Chinese, Hrvatski, Greek, Italian, Polish, Spanish, Filipino, Turkish, Vietnamese

Texas Medication Algorithm Project: Patient/Family Education Materials in English & Spanish, mainly on medication issues

Multilingual & Multicultural Health Brochures & Information Sites lots of nice sites from the Overlake Library

Australian Transcultural Mental Health Network has great links and mental health patient education brochures translated in native script

Sexual Assault: Its Impact and How to Deal with It this bilingual information booklet was created for the Bosnian community, click on "Order Form" to purchase a copy

Transcultural Mental Health Centre languages include: Arabic, Bosnian, Cantonese, Chinese, Croatian, Filipino, Greek, Hindi, Italian, Khmer, Korean, Macedonian, Maltese, Serbian, Spanish, Tongan, Turkish, Vietnamese

EurasiaHealth Knowledge Network: Multilingual Library there are records for different types of materials--pamphlets, questionnaires, videos, etc. of which SOME are on line fulltext in PDF format. Choose a Language and click on Search; DON'T limit by Type of Material because it won't retrieve much. Languages include: Albanian, Armenian, Belarusian, Bosnian, Croatian, Czech, Estonian, Georgian, Hungarian, Kazakh, Kyrgyz, Latvian, Lithuanian, Polish, Romanian, Romanian-Moldovan, Russian, Serbian, Slovak, Slovenian, Ukranian, & Uzbek. These materials cover many physical and some mental health topics.

Culture-Bound [Mental] Syndromes scroll down & click on "Glossary & Indexes of Major Culture-Bound Syndromes"

BabelTree Project has online PDF brochures on physical & mental health topics in Arabic, Bosnian, Cambodian, Chinese, Croatian, Danish, Dutch, English, Estonian, Farsi, Filipino (Tagalog), Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Khmer, Korean, Macedonian, Maltese, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Serbian, Slovenian, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Turkish, Ukranian, and Vitnamese click on "List all brochures in the BabelTree database"; their homepage is "Action on Disability within Ethnic Communities"

Index of Australian Mental Health Materials available in Community Languages gives phone numbers to Australian organizations offering pamphlets on physical & mental health topics; the URLs to the organizations are out-dated; languages include: Amharic, Arabic, Bengali, Bosnian, Cambodian, Cantonese, Chinese, Croatian, Dutch, English, Farsi, Filipino, French, German, Greek, Hindi, Hmong, Hungarian, Italian, Khmer, Laotian, Lithuanian, Macedonian, Maltese, Mandarin, Polish, Portuguese, Punjabi, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Somali, Spanish, Tagalog, Tamil, Tigrinya, Turkish, Ukranian, & Vietnamese

Transcultural Mental Health On-Line online magazine

Cross-Cultural Psychology Links

Cultural Sensitivity for Psychiatrists article

Cultural Factors in Psychiatric Syndromes article

Culture and Eating Disorders article

American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry has numerous patient education handouts in Spanish; English version make your choice from the drop-down box to go to the article

American Academy of Adolescent & Child Psychiatry fact sheets in English, French, German, & Spanish; click on "Facts for Families"

Annotated Bibliography of Cultures & Cultural Medicine by Tanya Feddern

Windows 2000 Locale Info provides the language name in the native language, the language name in English, the iso country/language codes, & more; you can also email the webmaster for a copy of the database. He has written articles for Microsoft on their website; scroll to the bottom for information about the author (

Omniglot: a Guide to Writing Systems shows samples of many writing systems as gifs (graphic images)


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