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February 04, 2020

Addressing Mental Health Stigma in African American and Other Communities of Color

  • Diverse populations, Patients and Families

To maintain good mental health, many people turn to friends, family, the church and other community supports, especially when they are going through emotional difficulty. However, there may be times when these supports are not enough to maintain emotional wellness and seeing a mental health professional, such as a psychiatrist, is needed.

October 03, 2019

Latino Youth: Overcoming Challenges to Mental Health and Access to Care

  • Anxiety, Depression, Diverse populations, Patients and Families, Trauma

Latino youth are more likely than their peers to have mental health issues, which often go unaddressed and untreated, according to a recent review of research by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Many Latino youth face several stressors related to family life and to community/school that can impact their mental health.

July 15, 2019

What APA is Doing for You: Diversity and Health Equity Resources

  • By Saul Levin, M.D., M.P.A., FRCP-E, FRCPsych
  • APA Leadership, Diverse populations, LGBTQ+, What APA is Doing For You

Diversity is one of the main pillars of APA’s mission and values, both in terms of making sure our profession is diverse and inclusive of a wide range of voices and viewpoints, and in addressing the issues that cause disparities in care for our minority and underserved patients. July is Bebe Moore Campbell National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month, and with that in mind I wanted to take a moment to highlight some of the ways that APA is working to ensure our members help address these care disparities through cultural competency training.

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