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ERIC Number: ED460456
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1997-Sep
Pages: 21
Abstractor: N/A
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)
Office of Minority Health Resource Center, P.O. Box 37337, Washington, DC 20013-7337. Tel: 800-444-6472 (Toll Free); e-mail: For full text:
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Office of Minority Health (PHS/DHHS), Washington, DC.
Note: Theme issue.