Changing Minds,

Advancing Mental Health for Hispanics

There are currently two projects within the Changing Minds, Advancing Mental Health for Hispanics program.  Both projects aim to address the nationwide lack of access to and quality of mental health and behavioral health services for Hispanics, and to heighten awareness, acceptance and understanding of mental illness among the Hispanic population.  

For further information on each project, please review the project abstracts available by clicking on the links below.

            Changing Minds, Advancing Mental Health for Hispanics

            Changing Minds, Advancing Mental Health for Hispanics/
          NAMI NEW JERSEY Family- to-Family Project

If you are interested in learning more about these projects, please contact Henry Acosta, Changing Minds, Advancing Mental Health for Hispanics project director at or (609) 838-5488, ext. 205.

Project Management Team

 Our Special Thanks to the following Foundations for Funding this project:
Eli Lilly and Company Foundation
Princeton Financial Systems/State Street New Jersey
Please click here to visit the Eli Lilly web site


We would like to say thank you to recent supporters who assisted us with coordinating community Focus Groups and with obtaining items for the gift baskets distributed to participants at these Focus Groups.

The names of these individuals and organizations is as follows:

Eli Lilly and Company Foundation; Indianapolis, Indiana
Cost Cutters; Wall Township, New Jersey
Goya Foods Inc.; Secaucus, New Jersey
 Salcom Wholesale Phone Cards; Paterson New Jersey
Santa Bonaparte, Family Support Organization of Burlington County, Mt. Holly, New Jersey
Nelida Arancibia, Puerto Rican Family Institute; Jersey City, New Jersey
Irma Sandoval and Liz Aquino Rossi, Puerto Rican Action Board; New Brunswick, New Jersey
Ramon Perez, Cumberland County Guidance Center; Vineland, New Jersey
Peter J. Guarnaccia, Ph.D., Rutgers University, Institute for Health, Health Care Policy and Aging Research; New Brunswick, New Jersey
Igda Martinez, Rutgers University
, Project L/EARN; New Brunswick, New Jersey
Monica Cortes and William F. Curtis, North Hudson Community Action Corporation Health Center; West New York, New Jersey









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