Diversity and Cultural Humility

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.

Local Resources

Baltimore Transgender Alliance– community for transgender support/resources

Chase Brexton Trans Care and Center for LGBTQ Health Equity

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

Intercultural Counseling Connection Refugee Resources

Family Solutions of Maryland Refugee Resources

CASA Maryland

Spanish Speaking Community of Maryland

Esperanza Center – comprehensive immigrant resource center, including mental health care

Asian American Health Initiative in Montgomery County – extensive mental health resource library, which includes “Untold: Exploring Asian American Experiences


National Organizations

Society for the Study of Psychiatry and Culture

World Association of Cultural Psychiatry

Black Psychiatrists of America

Black Psychiatry You Tube page

Association of Women Psychiatrists

AGLP:  The Association of LGBTQ+ Psychiatrists

Indo-American Psychiatric Association

Refugee Health Technical Assistance Center

American Psychiatric Association Diversity & Health Equity Page

American Psychiatric Association Learning Center (use search tool to locate specific courses)

SAMHSA resources

Human Rights Campaign

American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Resource Library

Pakistani Psychiatric Association of North America (PAPANA)

Association of Physicians of Pakistani Descent of North America (APPNA)



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


General Resources

McGill University Division of Social and Transcultural Psychiatry

South Asian Americans Leading Together

National Immigration Legal Services Directory

The Next 72 Hours podcast