Tools for Suicide Prevention, Improved Student Mental Health, and Stigma Reduction from our Partners with the California Reducing Disparities Project

Over 60% of Californians identify as a member of an ethnic or racial group or belong to more than one race or ethnicity (U.S. Census Bureau, 2010). In addition, an unknown number of Californians identify along the LGBTQ spectrum. The California Reducing Disparities Project (CRDP) contractors have extensive “in community” expertise. To strengthen the cultural considerations needed to serve the diverse population of California, CalMHSA contracted with CRDP contractors and/or their identified partners to achieve the following objectives:

  • Develop tools or other relevant resources from the extensive data provided in the five statewide population reports conducted as part of the CRDP. For the California MHSA Multicultural Coalition (CMMC), provide insight on populations not covered by the current population reports.
  • Tools will identify key cultural considerations for Suicide Prevention, Stigma and Discrimination Reduction, and Student Mental Health.
  • Tools could be used by CalMHSA program partners, counties, and their constituencies and stakeholders to enhance understanding and build knowledge.

Visit the California Office of Health Equity to Learn More about the California Reducing Disparities Project


African Americans – The African American Health Institute (AAHI)

Asian/Pacific Islanders (API) – Pacific Clinics

Latinos – UC Davis Center for Reducing Health Disparities (CRHD)

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer & Questioning

Mental Health America of Northern California (MHANCA)

Native Americans – Native American Health Center (NAHC)

The California MHSA Multicultural Coalition (CMMC)