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 » Webinar: Understanding and Addressing Trauma and Violence in HIV Prevention and Treatment
16 Jul 2020, 4:00 am
Exposure to trauma and violence are associated with higher rates of HIV infection, as well as poorer HIV treatment outcomes. To date, there are few evidence-based interventions that address trauma or violence that have been shown to improve either HIV prevention or treatment outcomes. This webinar w

Blog Post » NIH One Step Closer to Speeding Delivery of COVID-19 Testing Technologies to Those Who Need It Most Through RADx-UP
24 Jun 2020, 4:00 am
In this message, Dr. Gordon joins with 10 other NIH Institute Directors to spotlight NIH’s Rapid Acceleration of Diagnostics (RADx) initiative — a national call for scientists and organizations to advance their innovative ideas for new COVID-19 testing approaches and strategies.

Blog Post » Racism and Mental Health Research: Steps Toward Equity
19 Jun 2020, 4:00 am
In this Director’s message, Dr. Gordon describes NIMH efforts to address mental health disparities and ensure an effective and inclusive workforce for mental health research.

Science News » Brain Cells Can Harbor and Spread HIV Virus to the Body
11 Jun 2020, 4:00 am
Researchers funded by NIMH have found that astrocytes, a type of brain cell, can harbor HIV and then spread the virus to immune cells that traffic out of the brain and into other organs.

Science News » NIMH Leadership Describes Suicide Prevention Research Priorities
8 Jun 2020, 4:00 am
In a new paper, published in JAMA Psychiatry, NIMH looks forward, outlining the next stages in the Institute’s suicide prevention research priorities.

Transformation on the Verge of Death
6 Jul 2020, 7:32 pm
David Ditchfield almost died in an accident on a train platform. He changed so dramatically that he feels as if he has a different life and a different identity.

COVID-19 and Your Brain: An Ongoing Investigation
6 Jul 2020, 7:29 pm
The effects of COVID-19 on the brain are both undeniable and puzzling. Now, brain autopsy findings show that oxygen deprivation may play an important role.

Will There Be a Resurgence of Religiosity in America?
6 Jul 2020, 7:00 pm
An increasing number of Americans have come to reject religious affiliation in recent years, but the current series of national and global crises may reverse that trend.

Key Self-Care Strategies for Clinicians Amidst COVID-19
6 Jul 2020, 6:58 pm
“Physician heal thyself” is a common proverb, but it still is largely overlooked by healthcare providers. Here are some helpful strategies to help ensure clinician wellness.

A Popular Website Is Reportedly Making People Sick
6 Jul 2020, 6:50 pm
Can a website make you unwell?

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