Culturally Sensitive Care

Traditional mental health approaches may not meet the needs of a culturally diverse community...

Susan J. Noonan, MD, MPH, discusses how cultural differences must be incorporated into care.

To see more on culture-based care, see 3 Sources of Cultural Differences in Health Care.

Dr Noonan is a physician consultant and Certified Peer Specialist in the Department of Psychiatry at McLean Hospital and the Massachusetts General Hospital. She is the author of four books and a blog on managing depression, most recently Helping Others With Depression: Words to Say, Things to Do (December 2020). Dr Noonan has a new mental health and wellness virtual coaching practice, opening in July 2021, known as Noonan Wellness Coaching,and can be confidentially reached through her website at