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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NIMH Livestream Event on Suicide Prevention During COVID: A Continuing Priority
22 Sep 2021, 12:00 pm
During National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month, NIMH will host a livestream event on September 22, 2021, to discuss suicide prevention during the pandemic, focusing on unemployment, youth, and other population subgroups who may be experiencing elevated risk.

Researchers Use Exosome-Based Strategy to Block HIV in Mice
21 Sep 2021, 12:00 pm
In this NIMH-funded study, researchers used exosomes to deliver novel protein into the cells of mice infected with HIV. The protein attached to HIV’s genetic material and prevented it from replicating, resulting in reduced levels of HIV in the bone marrow, spleen, and brain.

Advancing Evidence-Based Interventions to Improve Access to Mental Health Services for LGBTQ+ Youth
21 Sep 2021, 12:00 pm
This webinar will provide an overview of a NIMH-sponsored study that adapts an evidence-based mental health intervention for LGBTQ+ youth of color and their families. It will also showcase potential mechanisms that can be used to adapt the intervention to address mental health disparities faced by s

Partner Violence and Elevated HIV Viral Load in South African Women
13 Sep 2021, 12:00 pm
New analysis shows suggests an association between intimate partner violence and elevated viral loads among postpartum women in South Africa.

Mental Health Minute: Stress and Anxiety in Adolescents
10 Sep 2021, 12:00 pm
Got 60 seconds? Take a mental health minute to learn about stress and anxiety in adolescents.

The Psychology of Understanding and Managing Uncertainty
22 Sep 2021, 3:04 am
Are you feeling worn out from the ongoing stress of COVID? Understanding why uncertainty is so stressful—and what you can do to manage it—can help.

The Inevitable Spirituality of Dreaming
22 Sep 2021, 2:35 am
It’s one thing to realize you have selfish desires or aggressive instincts; it’s another thing entirely to become aware of your existence as a spiritual being.

Why Do We Say Everything Is Fine When It Isn’t?
22 Sep 2021, 2:16 am
Why does it feel taboo to talk about struggling? As a war reporter, I learned about the strength it takes to talk about a painful experience and why it's healthy to open up.

Are You Ordering This Again? Why Some Seek Food Variety
22 Sep 2021, 12:39 am
Ordering the same type of food repeatedly might suggest that you are a mindful eater.

False Cause Fallacy Reaches the Olympics
21 Sep 2021, 10:11 pm
Testosterone, Zoom, Facebook, helicopter parenting, immigration, and one’s race don’t necessarily cause the outcomes you read about—because correlation does not mean causation.

Who are we missing? Examining the Graduate Record Examination quantitative score as a barrier to admission into psychology doctoral programs for capable ethnic minorities.
5 Apr 2021, 12:00 am
The field of psychology must racially/ethnically diversify to create a workforce that can meet the needs of education, training, and interventions in an increasingly pluralistic society. Systemic bias in psychology doctoral programs’ admissions process may partially account for relatively few

Factors impacting the retention of students of color in graduate programs: A qualitative study.
27 Apr 2020, 12:00 am
This qualitative study explored factors contributing to the retention of students of color while pursuing a graduate degree at a predominantly White institution. Ten students of color (9 female; 23 to 31 years old) participated in the study. Eight were pursuing a doctorate in psychology. Two were pu

Internship factors associated with the mobility of early career psychologists.
13 Apr 2020, 12:00 am
Retaining interns to work in the communities and settings in which they trained helps ensure a workforce that is well prepared to meet the needs of society. Psychology workforce data suggest that the supply of psychologists is not always sufficient in some areas, leading to unmet need. However, patt