What services do we provide?
SAMHIN, a non-profit organization strives to meet a broad range of mental health needs of the South Asians. South Asians are people with origins in one of seven South Asian Countries – India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Bhutan, and the Maldives. They are an inherently diverse, vibrant, and multifaceted population.
Our goal to improve mental health literacy, decrease stigma associated with mental illness and addiction, and to improve access to culturally competent care. We try to achieve this through education, engagement and empowerment of the South Asian Immigrant Community. SAMHIN Team participates in outreach events like free health fairs where we provide free screenings and evaluations, guidance, education and referrals. We create and provide literature to educate the community on mental health issues. A free online directory is available to locate a mental health provider by language, zip code and so on to improve access to culturally competent care. We hope to be able to develop ways of providing affordable mental health care in the future to those who are uninsured or underinsured.
In order to address issues of mental illness and addiction, we provide mental health education through lectures, workshops, TV and radio interviews, social media and during the free health fairs. We print educational information in South Asian print media.
We also launched free weekly South Asian AA meeting in Central Jersey. We hope to launch one in Jersey City area also. We are planning to launch in the near future weekly support group for those who have lost a loved one by suicide.
SAMHIN has conducted over 60 outreach events since it was launched in 2014. Visit our website to learn more about SAMHIN and its programs and sign up for updates and newsletters.
What does building a Culture of Health mean to SAMHIN as an organization?
SAMHIN believes that the Culture of Health in Jersey City means a stronger, healthier and happier community - a stronger fabric of our society.