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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Blog Post » A Plan for Mental Health Research
22 May 2020, 4:00 am
This week, the National Institute of Mental Health unveiled its new NIMH Strategic Plan for Research. In this Director’s message, Dr. Gordon discusses the advances in knowledge and treatment that got us to where we are today and points to where we want our research to go in the future.

Science News » New NIMH Strategic Plan Paves the Way for Advances in Mental Health Research
20 May 2020, 4:00 am
The Strategic Plan for Research advances the Institute’s mission and helps guide future mental health research efforts.

Concept Clearance » Mental Health Research Awards for Innovative New Scientists in Low- and Middle-Income Countries (LMICs)
19 May 2020, 4:00 am
The goal of this initiative is to support the scientific work and research career development of exceptionally talented scientists who are in the early, formative stages of their careers and who plan to make a long-term career commitment to mental health research.

Concept Clearance » Discovery of Probes for Novel Brain Targets
19 May 2020, 4:00 am
This initiative would complement existing NIMH-participating initiatives that aim to support research at multiple stages in the drug development pipeline, including assay development and screening (PAR-17-438); optimization and early preclinical discovery (PAR-19-146, PAR-19-147); and, the transitio

Concept Clearance » BRAIN Initiative: Data Archives for BRAIN Initiative
19 May 2020, 4:00 am
The Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies® (BRAIN) Working GroupReport to the Advisory Committee to the NIH Director, BRAIN 2025: A Scientific Vision, as well as the more recent mid-course evaluation, The BRAIN Initiative 2.0: From Cells to Circuits, Toward Cures, call fo

Ways to Improve Your Relationship While Sheltering at Home
1 Jun 2020, 7:09 pm
With the rise in new challenges between you and your partner comes an opportunity to learn long-term strategies to overcome obstacles and deepen your connection.

Moving Forward to “Unstuck” In Our Cluttered Homes and Lives
1 Jun 2020, 7:03 pm
Are you considerably different from who you used to be, want to be, dream of being, or who others have told you are or need to be?

The Porn Audience Is 30% Female. Why Do So Many Women Watch?
1 Jun 2020, 7:00 pm
Why is almost one-third of the porn audience female? Some watch to satisfy curiosity, others due to feminism, lust, or for sexual spice. But most watch for another reason. 

3 Things Your Teen Needs From You During COVID-19
1 Jun 2020, 6:14 pm
These ideas will help parents of teens who are feeling the psychological effects of the pandemic.

True Believers and Conspiracy Theories
1 Jun 2020, 5:57 pm
Invalid Conspiracy Theories abound now, as they have throughout history, attracting fervent True Believers. They can be transient and harmless, or deeply entrenched and dangerous.

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