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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Center for Global Mental Health Research Webinar Series: Training Mechanisms for Graduate Students and Post-docs in Global Mental Health Research at NIH
9 Jun 2022, 12:00 pm
This webinar will discuss funding opportunities from the National Institute of Health (NIH) for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows interested in global mental health research.

Director’s Innovation Speaker Series: Implementing Radical Healing Strategies to Promote Health Equity
24 May 2022, 12:00 pm
Helen Neville, Ph.D., provided an overview of the psychology of the radical healing framework.

Director’s Innovation Speaker Series: How Looking at Genetics and Networks Led to Solving a Quantum Gravity Problem
19 May 2022, 12:00 pm
Dr. Gates is a theoretical physicist known for his work on supersymmetry, supergravity, and superstring theory. He presented on how looking at genetics and networks led to solving a quantum gravity problem.

Study Shows REACH VET Program Effective for Veterans at High Risk for Suicide
16 May 2022, 12:00 pm
A recent NIMH co-authored study shows that a Department of Veterans Affairs suicide prevention program was associated with fewer inpatient mental health admissions and emergency department visits, and a 5 percent reduction in documented suicide attempts.

Center for Global Mental Health Research Webinar Series: Grants Management: Pre-Award
13 May 2022, 12:00 pm
This webinar will discuss some of the critical pre-award grant management processes and milestones, including but not limited to roles and responsibilities from different NIMH officials, review of the project budget, and collection of Just in Time information.

The Evolution of Iggor Cavalera
27 May 2022, 9:22 pm
Achieving the fame and success you dreamed of as an artist may have unintended consequences. Musician Iggor Cavalera discusses how he finds balance.

Taking a Fatal Bullet to Protect Your Child in School
27 May 2022, 9:03 pm
What school personnel must now commit to.

Two Personality Traits Predict Future Leaders
27 May 2022, 8:03 pm
A recent study suggests that leaders-to-be differ from non-leaders even before being appointed, but that they also change as they prepare for the position and during their career.

The #Grief We Feel
27 May 2022, 7:39 pm
In the wake of tragic national events, social media can feel overwhelming to those grieving.

How Memories of Mania Help Me Today
27 May 2022, 7:16 pm
Sometimes I become a robot to get out of bed.

Live supervision in psychotherapy training—A systematic review.
28 Apr 2022, 12:00 am
There is increasing interest in improving psychotherapy training using evidence-based supervision. One approach is live supervision (LS), in which the supervisor offers immediate feedback to the trainee (e.g., via microphone, text messages) during the session. This review summarizes the research on

The development of the Professional Competencies Scale: Foundational, functional, and continuing competencies.
28 Apr 2022, 12:00 am
Competence is of paramount importance to training in professional psychology, yet little research has addressed the development of psychometrically sound instruments for assessing competence, despite repeated calls for work in this area. Many current graduate school and internship training programs

Developing cultural competency for providing psychological services with immigrant populations: A cross-level training curriculum.
28 Apr 2022, 12:00 am
Immigrants represent a numerous, and substantially underserved, community of over 44 million people in the U.S., including 700,000 recipients of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program (Batalova et al., 2020). Opportunities for competency training in professional psychology to serv