The purpose of this project was to develop a mental health community education program for Nigerian immigrants, to locate a potential funding source, and to write a grant to fund the program. The goal of the program is to improve mental health literacy among Nigerian immigrants in Los Angeles, especially those who are at risk of or suffering from a mental health disorder. Trained community members will deliver culturally appropriate literature covering mental illnesses and provide available resources and referral services for treatment. The California Wellness Foundation was chosen due to its past record of awarding grants to support mental health treatment and social services for the East African immigrant community and their mission unequivocally agrees with the vision of the proposed program in its quest to remove barriers to mental health care access in order to afford this target population the ability to experience optimum health. Therefore, educating this target population is key to reducing undiagnosed cases and the stigma associated with mental health illness.
|Commitee:||Meyer-Adams, Nancy, Potts, Marilyn, Ranney, Molly|
|School:||California State University, Long Beach|
|Department:||Social Work, School of|
|School Location:||United States -- California|
|Source:||MAI 54/03M(E), Masters Abstracts International|
|Subjects:||African Studies, Mental health, Social work|
|Keywords:||Grant for mental health education, Mental among african immigrants, Mental among nigerian immigrants, Nigeria immigrants, Nigeria immigrants in los angeles, Nigerian immigrants mental health|
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