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Diversity & Health Equity Education: Other Vulnerable Populations

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Immigration Toolkit: Displacement, Trauma and Mental Health Among Migrant Youth and Their Families

This toolkit is intended to help psychiatrists treating migrants who have endured substantial pre-migration, migration, or post-migration trauma, written by the APA Council on Children, Adolescents, and Their Families

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Stress & Trauma Toolkit for Treating Jewish Americans in a Changing Political and Social Environment

Anti-Semitism—hostile or discriminatory acts or thoughts towards Jews—has existed in the U.S. for centuries, and although anti-Semitic incidents in the U.S. have overall decreased since World War II and the 1960s Civil Rights Movement, from 2016 to 2018 there was a 48% increase in anti-Semitic incidents.

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Mental Health Facts for Muslim Americans

Nearly one-third of Muslim Americans perceived discrimination in healthcare settings; being excluded or ignored was the most frequently conveyed type of discrimination. Religious discrimination against Muslims is associated with depression, anxiety, subclinical paranoia, and alcohol use.


Stress & Trauma Toolkit for Treating Muslims in a Changing Political and Social Environment

Oftentimes, Islamophobia adds to already existing layers of trauma particularly for Muslims who have immigrated to the U.S. seeking safety from conflict-heavy regions of the world.

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Mental Health Facts for Refugees, Asylum-seekers, and Survivors of Forced Displacement

Worldwide, over 65 million persons are currently displaced by war, armed conflict, or persecution, the majority of whom are located in low- and lower-middle-income countries. Globally, half of the refugees live in unstable and insecure situations.


Intimate Partner Violence: A Guide for Psychiatrists Treating IPV Survivors

Although IPV affects individuals across race/ethnicity, gender, and socioeconomic background, minority women experience IPV at disproportionately high rates.

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Stress & Trauma Toolkit for Treating Undocumented Immigrants in a Changing Political and Social Environment

Immigration to United States began in the 17th century, and ever since, the country has been the destination for millions of people as they search for a better life.

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Blogs & Articles:

Psych News | FEB 29, 2019

Why You Should Care About Climate Change

APA Blog | APR 3, 2019

Mental Health on College Campuses: Multiracial and Asian Students May be at Higher Risk of Untreated Mental Illness

Psych News | OCT 25, 2018

More Minority Patients May Be Able to Safely Use Clozapine

APA Blog | OCT 8, 2018

The Psychological Effects of Sexual Assault

Psych News | JUN 29, 2018

'Structural Competency' Approach Takes Into Account Patients' World

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