July Is Minority  Mental Health Awareness Month

At Community Health of Central Washington, we take pride in providing the best care possible to all of our patients. Our providers are committed to recognizing that people are individuals and their needs are unique to their background and culture.

Here are a few of the things we do to be sure that everyone gets the most relevant care possible:

  • We remain aware that different backgrounds produce different challenges for people and that there is no “one size fits all” method of treatment.

  • We work very hard to be aware of our own biases and not let those biases get in the way of providing effective help to all of our patients.

  • Many of us are also members of minority groups and we make every effort to be aware of how that has impacted us and what value we can share from that experience.

  • We work very hard to understand the factors that negatively impact different minority groups in our country and how to deal with the results of that impact effectively

  • We strive to listen to patients whose experiences are different from ours and understand those differences.

  • We always try to recognize, acknowledge and validate the strength and resiliency patients show in surviving difficulties that come from belonging to a minority group.

  • We strive to bring our best research and therapeutic tools to everyone we work with.

Above all, we accept with humility that providing effective behavioral health care to a very culturally diverse population is an incredibly complex undertaking.

We are honored to participate in this work and pledge our best efforts to all of our patients, regardless of their cultural background.