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Welcome to our Inclusion and Diversity Page

At Foundation Mental Health Services (FMHS), we understand that mental well-being is a universal need, transcending the bounds of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, or any other characteristic that makes us unique. This understanding is deeply rooted in our commitment to fostering an environment of inclusion and diversity.

Our Commitment

  1. Valued Individuality: Every individual has a unique story, background, and perspective. We value and respect these differences, recognizing their integral role in enriching our services, team, and community.

  2. Holistic Understanding: Our approach to mental health care is holistic, taking into account all facets of an individual’s identity, ensuring everyone feels seen, heard, and understood.

  3. Education & Training: We continuously train our staff to be culturally competent, empathetic, and aware, ensuring that we can effectively serve all segments of our community.

Inclusion & Diversity Initiatives

  • Community Engagement: Regularly collaborating with community leaders and organizations to gain insight and ensure our services resonate with everyone.

  • Resource Development: Crafting a diverse range of resources, ensuring they are culturally sensitive, accessible, and relevant.

  • Recruitment & Hiring: Actively seeking a diverse range of professionals to join our team, amplifying the range of experiences and perspectives we bring to our work.

Why It Matters

The power of inclusion and diversity isn’t just about representation. It’s about creating a space where everyone feels they belong, where every voice is valued, and where everyone can access the support they need without barriers or bias. By championing these values, FMHS aims to be a leader in providing inclusive mental health care for all.

Your Role


We believe everyone plays a role in fostering an environment of inclusion and diversity. We encourage:

  1. Feedback: Please share your experiences and suggestions with us. We're always striving to improve.

  2. Awareness: Educate yourself about the diverse range of experiences and challenges faced by those around you.

  3. Support: Stand up against discrimination, bias, and prejudice. Let's collectively work towards a more inclusive and empathetic community.

Cultural Competency in Mental Health Care

Understanding and respecting the diverse backgrounds and experiences of all individuals is crucial for effective mental health care. Cultural competence in mental health care means being aware of the cultural differences and similarities between people, and applying that understanding to ensure everyone receives the best possible care tailored to their unique needs.


Our Guides to Cultural Competency

These guides aim to foster a deeper understanding of various cultural backgrounds, beliefs, and practices, equipping professionals and community members alike with the tools to approach mental health with sensitivity and respect.

  1. Understanding Cultural Norms: This guide provides an overview of cultural norms, beliefs, and values from different communities, and how these may intersect with mental health perceptions and experiences.

  2. Religion & Mental Health: Explore the various ways religious beliefs can impact one's mental health journey, including coping mechanisms, support systems, and potential barriers to care.

  3. Linguistic Competence: Emphasizing the importance of language and communication, this guide addresses the challenges faced by non-English speakers and offers strategies for ensuring clear, compassionate communication.

  4. Generational Differences: Understand how different age groups, from Baby Boomers to Gen Z, approach and perceive mental health, and the unique challenges each generation may face.

  5. Gender & Sexual Orientation: Dive into the complex relationship between mental health, gender identity, and sexual orientation, and learn how to support those in the LGBTQ+ community.

  6. Racial & Ethnic Considerations: This guide offers insight into the unique mental health experiences and challenges faced by various racial and ethnic groups.

Why Cultural Competency is Essential

  • Better Patient Care: Culturally competent care can lead to more accurate diagnoses, effective treatment plans, and better patient outcomes.

  • Trust Building: Understanding and respecting cultural differences fosters trust between patients and providers.

  • Barrier Reduction: Cultural competence helps to identify and reduce barriers to accessing care, from language challenges to cultural misconceptions about mental health.

 For Professionals

At Foundation Mental Health Services, we believe that ongoing education is crucial. We offer workshops, seminars, and training sessions for professionals looking to enhance their cultural competence in the field of mental health.

[Explore Upcoming Workshops and Seminars]

 For the Community

We're dedicated to educating not only professionals but also our community. We offer community sessions aimed at enhancing understanding and breaking down stigmas related to mental health across various cultural contexts.

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Knowledge is a powerful tool. By expanding our understanding and embracing cultural competency, we can create a world where mental health care is truly inclusive and effective for all.

For inquiries, resources, or to contribute to our Cultural Competency Guides, please contact us.

Support Groups & Organizations

Mental and behavioral health challenges touch the lives of many. Support groups and organizations offer a crucial lifeline, providing resources, counseling, community, and understanding. Here’s a curated list of some notable support groups and organizations dedicated to various aspects of mental and behavioral health.

 General Mental Health

  1. NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness): A grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness.

  2. Mental Health America: A community-based network offering mental health advocacy, education, and support.

 Depression & Bipolar Disorder

  1. DBSA (Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance): Provides hope, help, support, and education to improve the lives of people who have mood disorders.

 Anxiety & Panic Disorders

  1. Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA): Dedicated to the prevention, treatment, and cure of anxiety, depression, OCD, PTSD, and co-occurring disorders.

  2. The International Association for Panic Disorders: Offers support, resources, and education for those impacted by panic disorders.

 Eating Disorders

  1. National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA): Supports those affected by eating disorders and serves as a catalyst for prevention, cures, and access to quality care.

 Substance Use & Addiction

  1. SAMHSA (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration): Connects individuals to treatments and offers a variety of resources related to substance use.

  2. Alcoholics Anonymous: A fellowship of men and women who share their experiences to stay sober.

  3. Narcotics Anonymous: A community-based association for those recovering from drug addiction.

 LGBTQ+ Mental Health

  1. The Trevor Project: Provides crisis intervention and suicide prevention for LGBTQ+ youth.

  2. GLSEN (Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network): Advocates for LGBTQ+ rights in K-12 schools.

 Children & Adolescents

  1. Child Mind Institute: An organization dedicated to transforming the lives of children and families struggling with mental health and learning disorders.


  1. Wounded Warrior Project: Offers various programs, services, and events for wounded veterans of the military.

Remember, you are never alone on your journey. These organizations exist to help, guide, and support. If you or someone you know needs immediate help, please contact emergency services or seek medical attention.

For inquiries or to suggest other important support groups and organizations, please contact us.

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 Family Support

 Families who might feel overwhelmed with the responsibilities of caregiving and need professional guidance.

Mental Health Across the Tapestry of Diversity

At Foundation Mental Health Services (FMHS), we recognize that understanding mental health means understanding the diverse cultural, social, and historical contexts in which it exists. Mental health isn't one-size-fits-all; our experiences are deeply influenced by our backgrounds. Dive into the intricate relationship between mental health and diverse communities below.

 Communities We Spotlight

  1. Indigenous Communities: Learn about the unique mental health challenges faced by Indigenous peoples, often rooted in historical trauma, colonization, and ongoing systemic challenges.

  2. African & African Diaspora Communities: Delve into the mental health narratives intertwined with experiences of racism, migration, and cultural identity.

  3. Asian & Pacific Islander Communities: Discover how cultural values, family expectations, and societal pressures influence mental well-being in these communities.

  4. Hispanic & Latino Communities: Understand the mental health impacts of acculturation, language barriers, and the complexities of diverse Latin American heritages.

  5. Middle Eastern & North African Communities: Uncover the mental health narratives shaped by geopolitical conflicts, religious influences, and cultural traditions.

  6. LGBTQ+ Communities: Grasp the unique challenges faced by individuals across the spectrum of gender and sexuality, from discrimination to internalized biases.

 Barriers to Mental Health Care

For diverse communities, there can be multiple barriers to accessing mental health care:

  • Stigma & Misunderstanding: Cultural beliefs about mental health can sometimes deter individuals from seeking help.

  • Lack of Representation: Not seeing professionals from similar backgrounds can be discouraging.

  • Language & Communication: Expressing mental health challenges in a non-native language can be daunting and may lead to misdiagnoses.

  • Socioeconomic Factors: Financial barriers, lack of insurance, or being undocumented can hinder access to care.

 Our Commitment

  • Representation: We strive to have therapists and counselors from diverse backgrounds who can relate to and understand the unique challenges faced by different communities.

  • Cultural Training: Regular workshops ensure that all FMHS staff are culturally competent and sensitive to diverse needs.

  • Community Outreach: We work directly with community leaders to spread mental health awareness and tailor our services.

 Resources for Diverse Communities

  • Bilingual Counseling: Therapy sessions available in multiple languages.

  • Cultural Safe Spaces: Group therapy and support sessions catered to specific cultural or community groups.

  • Educational Webinars: Weekly webinars addressing mental health in different cultural contexts.

[Explore Our Full Range of Resources]

Every individual deserves mental health care that respects, understands, and values their unique experiences. We're here to bridge gaps and ensure everyone feels seen and heard.

For inquiries, suggestions, or feedback about our focus on mental health in diverse communities, please contact us.

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