We are living in a political environment where anytime the word immigrant is mentioned it becomes a polarized conversation. This book demonstrates that recovery from mental illness and addiction is possible, even for immigrants in today's environment, if the individuals are served in a cultural and linguistically appropriate manner. By telling these 10 stories from the first person perspective you can witness each individuals struggle and the path that lead them to find recovery.
At the end of each chapter you will find two or three suggestions for immediate relief of some symptoms associated with the preceding story to assist individuals in a path to finding their own recovery.
The book also highlights the policy issues that prevent millions of immigrants from receiving proper services, or services at all, a conversation starter for improving mental health and addiction services in the country.
PUBLICATIONS & WEBCASTS
Mancini, Pierluigi. ¡Mental! In The Trump Era - Ten Inspirational Stories About Immigrants Overcoming Addiction, Depression and Anxiety in America . CreateSpace Independent Publishing, An Amazon Company , 2018.
Mancini, P. et. al. (2018) Nuestra Salud Webcast: La Recuperación y Colaboración con Compañeros: ¿Estamos llegando a los Latinos? National Latino Behavioral Health Association (nlbha.org) https://www.facebook.com/NLBHAORG/videos/1612473922134423/
Mancini, P. (2017) Cultural and Linguistic Competence in Behavioral Health. Healthcare Georgia Foundation. www.healthcaregeorgia.org Archived at https://www.healthtecdl.org/cultural-and-linguistic-competence-in-behavioral-health/
Mancini, P. (2017). Blueprint for Action: A Roadmap to strengthen health systems in the state of Georgia and advance health equity. Morehouse School of Medicine: Atlanta, GA.
Mancini, P. (2017) Are you ready? Cultural Competence and the CARF Standards. www.carf.org
Mancini, P., Cove, C. (2017) Identity, Culture and Recovery Webinar. Advocates for Human Potential, Inc.
Will, M., Merrifield, J., Bigham, L., Delgado-Romero, E.A. & Mancini, P. (2015). Ethnoculturally sensitive research in the “real world: Ethical and practical issues. Symposium presented at the National Multicultural Summit and Conference, Atlanta, GA.
2014 “Behavioral Health Services needs of the Hispanic/Latino(a) and African American communities” Webcast. Emory University School of Medicine, Southeast AIDS Training and Education Center.
2014 “Culturally Appropriate Substance Use Disorder Treatment: CETPA’s Practical Applications for Hispanic/Latino Populations.” Advances in Addiction and Recovery; Summer 2014; Vol. 02, No. 02. Pp. 19-21
2012 “Enhancing the Delivery of Health Care: Eliminating Health Disparities through a Culturally & Linguistically Centered Integrated Health Care Approach” National Expert Participant for Consensus Report written by U.S. Department of Health and Human Services - Office of Minority Health and The Hogg Foundation for Mental Health
Moore, C.S., Delgado-Romero, E.A., Mancini, P. & Zelaya, M. (2010). A Retrospective
Evaluation of a Culturally Sensitive Prevention Program for Latino Youth. Poster presented at the National Latina/o Psychological Association Conference, San Antonio, TX.
2008 National Drug Control Policy. Invited to participate in the development of the White House’s Office of National Drug Control Policy to develop the 2008 Strategy. (Sept 2007)
“Latinos and Addiction Services: What’s missing?”. Counselor Magazine, August 2005.
“Challenges & Opportunities for an Underserved Community: Latino Addictive Disease and Mental Health Services”. Paradigm Magazine, Summer 2004
“Latino Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services in the State of Georgia: A report to avoid Misdiagnosis, Labeling and Misunderstanding”. CETPA, Inc. January 2004
“Drug Abuse Patterns Among Latino Clients Entering Treatment”, Epidemiologic Trends in Drug Abuse. National Institute on Drug Abuse. December 2003