The ability for mental health practitioners to understand the wide-ranging roles of culture enables them to deliver services that are more responsive to the needs of racial and ethnic minorities.

The ability for mental health practitioners to understand the wide-ranging roles of culture enables them to deliver services that are more responsive to the needs of racial and ethnic minorities. Racial and ethnic culture is especially important in mental health issues, as the manifestations of symptoms, understandings, and perceptions of mental illnesses are all derived from an individual’s culture