SCHOLARSHIP AND INTERNSHIP ANNOUNCEMENT!
Building a Pipeline of Diverse Mental Health Providers
Seeking mental healthcare is a courageous decision. Research shows that consumers of mental health services report positive experiences when they share language and culture with their provider. We also know that people from diverse backgrounds are under-represented in Rhode Island’s behavioral health provider pool, and we want to change that. MHARI is delighted to award scholarship and internship stipends for social work and mental health counseling graduate students from diverse backgrounds at Rhode Island College. Supporting today’s students will diversify tomorrow's mental health professionals, thus increasing access to treatment and services for under-represented groups.
We particularly encourage people from the following groups to apply:
○ People who come from minority racial or ethnic groups
○ Speakers of English as a Second Language
○ LGBQT Individuals
○ Persons with a disability
This is an initiative of MHARI’s newest program, Bridging the Divide: Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in Mental Healthcare. We are grateful to the United Way of Rhode Island and the Rhode Island Dept. of Behavioral Health, Developmental Disabilities and Hospitals for helping to fund these awards.