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By Alyse Ruriani
July is Minority Mental Health Month! It is dedicated to creating awareness and discussion about mental health in minority communities, in order to increase their access to mental health care and treatment. We know that mental illness affects everyone despite their differences, so we want everyone to work towards equality among mental health care.
Here are 10 facts about Minority Mental Health to get you thinking. Read and then join the discussion on social media using #MMHM.
1. Teenage Latinas are more likely to commit suicide than female teens from any other racial group. (2012 CDC Report)
Learn more/get involved: National Resource Center for Hispanic Mental Health
2. Less than 1 in 11 Latinos with mental disorders contact mental health care specialists. (2001 Surgeon General Report)
Learn more/get involved: The National Latino Behavioral Health Association
3. The suicide rate for adolescent Native Americans is 2-5 times the rate for whites in the same age group. (Office of Minority Mental Health)
Learn more/get involved: Indian Health Service Division of Behavioral Health Continue reading
3 Video Games that Build Better Thinking by Randy Kulman, PhD
Video games aren’t all bad! Check out these three expert-recommended video games to help your ADHD child improve focus, concentration, and planning skills.
Are you concerned that your eight-year-old’s video game play is turning his mind to mush? I get it. But what if I told you that playing Minecraft and other skill-building video games might actually improve his focus, working memory, and other executive functions? Continue reading