To support and assist the membership, which treats a diverse population and is comprised of psychiatrists with diverse identities, the MPS Community Psychiatry & Diversity Coalition advocates for integrating the elements of diversity into the MPS and acts as a liaison to other community organizations with related interests both clinically and academically. The committee recommends the following links as resources for diversity and cultural humility.
Baltimore Transgender Alliance– community for transgender support/resources
Community Forensic Aftercare Program – contact for questions if patients are out on conditional release
Hearts and Ears – Peer-run behavioral health wellness and recovery center for people in the LGBT community
Esperanza Center – comprehensive immigrant resource center, including mental health care
Asian American Health Initiative in Montgomery County – extensive mental health resource library
Think Cultural Health – free online CME for treating diverse populations
Improving Cultural Competency for Behavioral Health Professionals – free e-learning program to develop knowledge and skills related to culturally and linguistically appropriate services