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Flashback Friday - Minority Mental Health

July 26, 2019

As July is Minority Mental Health Awareness Month, we wanted to flashback to our previous posts on mental health research in minority populations.

Adolescent Males Reveal Need for Mental Health Support After Violence

Dr. Rachel Myers reports on her research that revealed that among young men of color ages 12-17 enrolled in CHOP’s Violence Intervention Program from 2012-2016, the overwhelming majority (89 percent) self-identified a need for mental health care.

The Role of Race and Ethnicity on ACEs and Developmental Disabilities 

Do race and ethnicity play a role in diagnosing and treating developmental disabilities and adverse childhood experiences? CHOP experts Drs. Roy Wade and Juhi Pandey weigh in.

Same-Sex Marriage Policies: Positive Impact on Adolescent Suicide Attempts

It is exciting when you can see the positive impact of public policy on health outcomes of our children. Dr. Jeremy Esposito discusses how a study published by JAMA Pediatrics provides cause to hope that we can decrease the rates of suicide attempts among adolescents.

Renewed Support for Promoting Trauma-Informed Pediatric Healthcare

With funding again provided by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), the National Traumatic Stress Center will continue to develop resources on pediatric trauma-informed care.

What Are the Long-Term Effects of Separating Immigrant Children from Their Parents?

In this blog post, two experts at CHOP weigh in on the physical and mental impact of the U.S. policy of separating detained immigrant children from their parents at the Mexican border and how parents and other caregivers can help them heal.

Suicide Happens Among Young Children

In this blog post, Dr. Patty Huang shares implications for practitioners of a study describing suicide among elementary school-age children.