Community Mental Health Journal

, Volume 29, Issue 6, pp 547–559 | Cite as

Rethinking work with “multicultural populations”

  • Georges J. Casimir
  • Barbara Jones Morrison


This article examines the importance of ethnic and cultural factors in mental health and mental illness, through consideration of race and culture in the diagnosis and treatment of mental illness, by examining patterns of service utilization by multicultural populations, and by advocating for policies which support multicultural initiatives in public mental health.


Public Health Mental Health Mental Illness Health Psychology Service Utilization 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Georges J. Casimir
    • 1
    • 2
  • Barbara Jones Morrison
    • 3
    • 4
  1. 1.Gerospsychiatric Service at Kingsboro Psychiatric Center and Maimonides Medical Center in BrooklynBrooklynUSA
  2. 2.SUNY Health Science Center at BrooklynBrooklynUSA
  3. 3.Psychiatric Rehabilitation and Support Services for the New York State Office of Mental Health in AlbanyAlbanyUSA
  4. 4.the Multicultural Advisory Committee to the Commissioner of Mental Health for the State of New YorkUSA

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