While no one can deny the efforts already in progress, we pride ourselves on focusing our efforts in communities of color and other under-served groups. The experiences of said groups are often riddled with cyclical and/or systemic oppression and trauma, that is overlooked and labeled as simply “a part of life.”

Here at MRCI, we understand the importance of cultural competence and relevance.

*We do not and will not discriminate against anyone coming to us for assistance

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The Minority

Addiction, mental illness, and trauma are not selective. Communities of color tend to experience a greater burden of mental and substance use disorders often due to poorer access to care; inappropriate care; and higher social, environmental, and economic risk factors.

While we are an inclusive organization, we take great pride in focusing our efforts among youth, young adults, and communities of color and other under-served groups (i.e. African/African-American/Black, Hispanic/Latina/Latino, Native/Indigenous/Pacific Islander, & LGBTQ+).

Mental Illness & Substance Use Disorders

% of sample aged 18 or older, United States 2017
 

Prevelance of Any Mental Illness

% of sample aged 18 or older, United States 2017

Prevelance of Substance Use Disorder

% of sample aged 18 or older, United States 2017
 
 
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LGBTQ+

Research suggests that people who identify as LGBTQ+ are at greater risk of developing mental health and substance use issues, than those who identify as heterosexual. While society has made great strides to be more inclusive, there’s still work to be done. At MRCI, we aim to create safe spaces for LGBTQ + individuals & their families.

If you would or your organization would like to help us in our efforts, click here.

Mental Illness & SUD, LGBTQ+

% of sample aged 18 or older, United States 2015
 

All data on this page was retreived from SAMHSA’s National Survey on Drug Use and Health.