Study: Diversity crucial in mental-health field

RETAINING PROVIDERS: Jennifer Gaviria, co-founder of the Latino Mental Health Network of Rhode Island, says salaries for multilingual mental health providers need to be raised to retain them.  PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO
RETAINING PROVIDERS: Jennifer Gaviria, co-founder of the Latino Mental Health Network of Rhode Island, says salaries for multilingual mental health providers need to be raised to retain them. PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO
Racial and ethnic minorities in Rhode Island are facing many barriers when seeking mental health treatment and services, according to a report released recently by the Rhode Island Mental Health Parity Initiative. The initiative, a project of the Mental Health Association of Rhode Island, found that refugees and non-English speakers are having difficulty getting treatment…

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