Traditional, spiritual healing: Hmong and Native American communities

Engaging the Underserved

Engaging the Underserved

Traditional and Spiritual Healers

Many community members reported that they rely on alternative approaches and traditional healers for dealing with mental illness. Traditional healers were described as respected and trusted community leaders who are a source of strength and empowerment for many community members. The reliance on traditional and spiritual healing approaches was particularly prominent in Hmong and Native American communities.

http://www.dhcs.ca.gov/services/MH/Documents/BP_Final_Report.pdf

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