How can we better deliver mental healthcare globally? It starts with being an interested listener.

This article highlights many important lessons about cultural competence — or the awareness of culture and the application of this knowledge to diverse clients — in the delivery of mental healthcare.

http://www.npr.org/blogs/goatsandsoda/2015/02/02/382905977/why-cambodians-never-get-depressed

If you want to learn more about the various ways researchers have attempted to adapt evidence-based mental health treatments to ensure cultural competence, check out this article in the Annual Review of Clinical Psychology, “The Contribution of Cultural Competence to Evidence-Based Care for Ethnically Diverse Populations.”

http://www.annualreviews.org/doi/full/10.1146/annurev-clinpsy-032813-153729

Note: The above image is a sampling of the many words Eskimos use to talk about “snow.”

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