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 » Virtual Workshop: Transforming the Practice of Mental Health Care
2 Apr 2020, 4:00 am
On April 2, the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) will host a virtual workshop on Transforming the Practice of Mental Health Care to explore how big data and artificial intelligence can transform care for individuals living with mental illness.

Science News » Fast-Fail Trial Shows New Approach to Identifying Brain Targets for Clinical Treatments
30 Mar 2020, 4:00 am
An innovative NIMH-funded trial shows that a receptor involved in the brain’s reward system may be a viable target for treating anhedonia (or lack of pleasure), a key symptom of several mood and anxiety disorders.

Scientific Meeting » Expanding Career Pathways for Youth and Young Adults on the Autism Spectrum: Employment as a Social Determinant of Health
23 Mar 2020, 4:00 am
NIMH is holding a free webinar on March 23 from 3:00-4:00 pm ET on expanding career pathways and opportunities for youth and young adults on the autism spectrum.

Audio » Dr. Laura Lewis: Pushing fMRI into New Realms
16 Mar 2020, 4:00 am
Dr. Peter Bandettini sits down with Dr. Laura Lewis, an NIMH-supported researcher at Boston University, to discuss her groundbreaking work using fMRI to study the importance of sleep for the brain.

Blog Post » Coping With Coronavirus: Managing Stress, Fear, and Anxiety
16 Mar 2020, 4:00 am
Each person responds to stress in different ways. In this Director’s message, Dr. Gordon talks about managing fear, anxiety, and stress related to the coronavirus pandemic.

Going Back to School Online Amidst Pandemic
31 Mar 2020, 6:49 pm
This post will address some of the benefits of online learning and will provide tips for staying motivated and engaged.

Don’t want to share your food with others?
31 Mar 2020, 6:35 pm
Anxious about not having enough food, worried about sharing what you have with others around you? Your relationship style can explain why.

It's OK Not to Feel Grateful Right Now
31 Mar 2020, 6:17 pm
Are you trying to access gratitude during this crisis and find that it's not working? This might be why.

Feeling Stressed at Home? Listen to Nature.
31 Mar 2020, 6:08 pm
Research shows that just listening to nature sounds helps us de-stress.

Coronavirus Tips from a Therapist
31 Mar 2020, 5:45 pm
One psychotherapist's advice for weathering the coronavirus crisis.

Supervisee perspectives on supervision processes: An introduction to the special issue.
8 Aug 2019, 4:00 am
In this introduction to the special issue “Supervisee Perspectives on Supervision Processes,” we provide a theoretical grounding and overview the research context of the articles across the special issue. With respect to theory, the articles in this special issue are conceptualized as re

Student self-disclosure in clinical supervision.
8 Aug 2019, 4:00 am
Determining how, when, and what information to self-disclose in therapy is a sophisticated skill that, like any clinical competency, should first be rehearsed in supervision. Information such as personal reactions to patients, fears associated with professional performance, or individual factors tha

Hello from the other side: Student of color perspectives in supervision.
8 Aug 2019, 4:00 am
The demographic make-up of students in mental health-focused graduate programs continues to diversify, making it increasingly imperative for supervisors providing supervision to trainees to be able to do so in a multiculturally responsive manner. As two students who come from underrepresented backgr