Cul♦ture | \kəl-chər\ | noun
The totality of all the individual artifacts, behaviors, and mental concepts transmitted among the members of society by learning; what remains of a man's past working on his present to shape his future.¹    

¹Campbell, M.D., Robert J. (1996)  Psychiatric Dictionary: Seventh Edition. New York: Oxford University Press.

New Report Shows Increase in ADHD Diagnosis among Girls, Hispanic Children
By: Brittney Dunkins 


Diagnosis of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder or ADHD—the most-diagnosed mental disorder among U.S. children—continues to rise, according to a report published Tuesday in the Journal of Clinical Psychology.


ADHD diagnosis among U.S. children ages 5 to 17 increased 43 percent between 2003 and 2011, according to the report, “Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Parent-reported Diagnosis of ADHD.”



The jump equates to 5.8 million—or nearly 1 in 10—children and young adults in the United States with ADHD.

Why Mindfulness Is a Superpower: An Animation

Narrated by Dan Harris, author of 10% Happier
Animation by Katy Davis (AKA Gobblynne)
Animation assistant: Kim Alexander


Practicing mindfulness is one of the single most powerful things you can do for your wellbeing. Want to give it a try? Visit for guided meditations and other mindfulness-building activities designed by experts.




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Scientific Meeting » The NIMH Director’s Innovation Speaker Series: America’s Hidden Mental Health Crisis - Alisa Roth and Phil Andrews
13 Jun 2019, 4:00 am
One of the most horrific—and least acknowledged—effects of mass incarceration is the epidemic of mental illness in our jails and prisons. On June 13, 2019, Alisa Roth, journalist and author of Insane: America’s Criminal Treatment of Mental Illness, will explain how this happened&md

Scientific Meeting » Addressing the Mental Health Needs of People on the Autism Spectrum
21 May 2019, 4:00 am
On Tuesday, May 21, 2019, the Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee (IACC) Working Group will host a workshop to discuss mental health issues that affect people on the autism spectrum, including anxiety, depression, suicide, self-injurious and aggressive behavior, and mental health services.

Blog Post » I’m Optimistic about Depression
13 May 2019, 4:00 am
In this Director’s Message, Dr. Gordon discusses research-based advances in the understanding and treatment of depression.

Twitter Chat » NIMH Facebook Live: How Does Puberty Affect Brain Development?
9 May 2019, 4:00 am
In recognition of National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day, Dr. Peter Schmidt, Principal Investigator and Chief of the Behavioral Endocrinology Branch, and Postdoctoral Fellow, Dr. Kathy Reding, will join NIMH’s Facebook Live event to discuss how puberty affects brain development.

Scientific Meeting » Identifying Research Priorities in Child Suicide Risk
9 May 2019, 4:00 am
This workshop is intended to foster discussion among experts in the field with the goal of identifying future research priorities in the area of child suicide risk.

We Need a Pit Crew
19 May 2019, 3:29 pm
A pit crew can work together to improve the lives of those who have mental illness and cancer.

A Wish for the Class of 2019
19 May 2019, 2:19 pm
To the class of 2019: We look forward to living in the world you help create.

Finding Your Destiny
19 May 2019, 1:47 pm
What is your destiny? How do you know when you need to make a change in your life, be it professionally, relationally, or spiritually?

4 Types of Anger and Their Destructive Impact
19 May 2019, 1:23 pm
How we handle anger can make the difference between calmness or agitation, proactive or reactive, and equanimity or suffering.

How to Find a Solution After an Argument
19 May 2019, 1:00 pm
When a fight is over, there are still practical problems to solve. How can you find mutual agreement without starting the fight all over again?

Master’s level providers in health service psychology: An idea that has come and passed, and now must come again.
6 May 2019, 4:00 am
High rates of mental disorders persist globally, resulting in substantial burden for individuals, their families, and society. Although health service psychology (HSP) has much to contribute to the effort to reduce the burden of mental disorders, doctoral-level HSP providers are unlikely to meet the

Master’s level accreditation in health services psychology: A primer to the special section with commentary.
6 May 2019, 4:00 am
This introduction to the special section on accreditation of master’s programs in health service psychology (HSP) describes the driving forces, within and beyond the discipline of psychology, that have contributed to recent developments pertaining to accreditation of HSP master’s program

Accreditation of master’s programs in health service psychology.
6 May 2019, 4:00 am
In 2018, after nearly 70 years of debate about the education and training and scope of practice of individuals with master’s degrees in health service psychology (HSP; i.e., clinical, counseling, school) the American Psychological Association (APA) agreed to pursue accreditation of master&rsqu