June Issues of American Psychiatric Association Journals Cover Mental Health Disparities and Structural Racism and Collaborative Response to Behavioral Health Emergencies
The June issue of The American Journal of Psychiatry was released early during the APA Annual Meeting in New Orleans. The issue focuses on Structural Racism and the Imperative to Eliminate Mental Health Disparities and was overseen by Crystal Barksdale, Ph.D., M.P.H. from the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities. Features include:
- Mental Health Disparities Research: An Introduction to New Directions.
- Structural Racism and Suicide Prevention for Ethnoracially Minoritized Youth: A Conceptual Framework and Illustration Across Systems.
- The Intergenerational Impact of Structural Racism and Cumulative Trauma on Depression.
- A New Agenda for Optimizing Investments in Community Mental Health and Reducing Disparities
The June AJP Audio podcast features Editor-in-Chief Ned Kalin discussing the special issue with Guest Editor Crystal Barksdale.
Psychiatric Services features research reports on issues related to the delivery of mental health services, especially for people with serious mental illness in community-based treatment programs. The June issue of Psychiatric Services features:
- Cops, Clinicians, or Both? Collaborative Approaches to Responding to Behavioral Health Emergencies
- Trends in Mental Health Concerns Reported to Two Pediatric Mental Health Care Access Programs During the COVID-19 Pandemic. (Released online ahead of print
- Mental Health Conservatorship Among Homeless People With Serious Mental Illness.
- Improving Black Mental Health: A Collective Call to Action.
- A Case for Psychiatric Leadership in Dispositional Capacity Assessment
- Factors Associated With Initial Treatment Choice, Engagement, and Discontinuation for Patients with Opioid Use Disorder.
In the latest Psychiatric Services podcast From Pages to Practice, Courtney von Hippel, Ph.D., discusses burnout and negative job attitudes, and how lived experience might help provide a buffer in mental health workers.
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