ERIC Number: ED460456
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1997-Sep
Mental Health and Minorities.
Meadows, Michelle, Ed.
Closing the Gap, Sep 1997
This newsletter includes 12 brief articles or news items concerning mental health among minority groups. These address: (1) cultural considerations in treating Asians (reasons why Asians tend not to use mental health services); (2) coping with racial stress (responses to a questionnaire on dealing with racial stress); (3) minority health perspectives (demographic projections and research needs); (4) empowering psychologists of color (efforts to recruit and train more psychologists of color); (5) increasing public awareness of depression (the D/ART (Depression Awareness, Recognition and Treatment Campaign); (6) dealing with violent death (a personal narrative by a Japanese American whose African American boyfriend was killed by gun violence); (7) what it really takes to improve cultural competency (an interview with Juan Ramos of the National Institute of Mental Health); (8) mental health and minority seniors (a description of a brochure on this topic); (9) mental health research centers (descriptions of three centers); (10) the help-seeking behavior of minorities (comments of four experts and sources of mental health journals); (11) a new grant received by an Indiana affiliate of the National Mental Health Association which focuses on improving mental health services to Hispanics; and (12) the National Institute of Mental Health anxiety disorders program. Also included is a list of organizational resources and a message from Clay Simpson, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Minority Health. (DB)
Descriptors: Anxiety, Asian Americans, Blacks, Demography, Depression (Psychology), Emotional Disturbances, Hispanic Americans, Mental Disorders, Mental Health, Minority Groups, Older Adults, Psychologists, Racial Discrimination, Research Needs, Stress Variables, Violence
Office of Minority Health Resource Center, P.O. Box 37337, Washington, DC 20013-7337. Tel: 800-444-6472 (Toll Free); e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. For full text: http://www.omhrc.gov/ctg/full-mhm.htm.
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Office of Minority Health (PHS/DHHS), Washington, DC.
Note: Theme issue.