Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Hill District Behavioral Health Inititiative

An initiative in The Hill District is using clergy to address mental illness. The initiative started in 2007. It borrows from systems already in place but in many ways is a model for addressing behavioral health challenges in the black community.

It trains pastors, priests and imams to identify mental health disorders and to build referral relationships with medical providers.

Listen to a longer version of the story here.

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