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 is to improve mental health literacy, decrease stigma, 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.
We provide mental health education through lectures, workshops, TV and radio interviews, social media, and community outreach events. We also launched free weekly South Asian AA meeting in Central Jersey. We hope to launch one in Jersey City area also.
Our support groups include Janani Suicide Loss Support Group for anyone who has lost a loved one to suicide, Desi Divorced Women’s Support Group, and Mental Wellness Support Group for South Asians between 18 and 30 and Global Gratitude Group AA meetings (formerly called South Asian AA).
SAMHIN has conducted over 130 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.