On Culture and Mental Health aims to:
- Provide awareness on cultures, mental health and social issues
- Promote greater understanding of mental health and social issues, particularly around different cultural contexts
- Reduce stigma about mental health, social problems and cultural differences
- Increase cultural awareness and understanding
- Use scientific literature and established sources for information sharing
The information provides a general overview of cultures. It does not represent all individuals and communities within the cultural group. Individual and family differences like education, socioeconomic status, religion, personality, ethnic origin and acculturation are factors that make each person and situation unique. Contextual factors like location, economy and political issues should also be considered. It is best to use the information as a guide to improve understanding while acknowledging individual and contextual differences.
The information is not used to diagnose mental health conditions. Please contact a mental health professional for formal diagnosis and support.
Please feel free to use and reference any materials used.