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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2021 Youth Mental Health Disparities Conference: Identifying Opportunities and Priorities in Youth Mental Health Disparities Research
8 Dec 2021, 12:00 pm
This conference will focus on identifying opportunities and priorities in youth mental health disparities research.

Mental Health Minute: Bipolar Disorder in Adults
26 Nov 2021, 12:00 pm
Got 60 seconds? Take a mental health minute to learn about bipolar disorder in adults.

Sleep and Neurodevelopment Symposium: The Earliest Years
18 Nov 2021, 12:00 pm
The workshop will focus on building the research questions and opportunities to fill the data gap regarding the role of sleep in the early years in establishing healthy neural networks and reflecting aberrant neurodevelopment.

Persistent, Distressing Psychotic-like Experiences Associated with Impairment in Youth
17 Nov 2021, 12:00 pm
In this NIMH-funded study, researchers examined the association between distressing and persistent psychotic-like experiences in youth and important risk factors for psychopathology.

The NIMH Director’s Innovation Speaker Series: Lessons from My Journey as a Black Scientist, NIH-funded Investigator, DEI Leader, and Mental Health Advocate
11 Nov 2021, 12:00 pm
Nii Addy, Ph.D. will share his experiences and journey as a Black scientist, mentor, mentee, sponsor, diversity, equity, inclusion leader, and mental health advocate.

How to Cope with ADHD and Perfectionism
5 Dec 2021, 6:33 pm
Do you set unrealistic goals, worry about your productivity, and compare yourself negatively to others? If so, you're probably like many people with ADHD and perfectionism.

Our Legal System Fails Domestic Violence Survivors
5 Dec 2021, 5:59 pm
Our current way of handling domestic cases could create the mentality of "don't stop abusing, just stop getting caught."

Giving Yourself the Gift of Rest
5 Dec 2021, 5:34 pm
Suffering from cancer-related fatigue? Check out these tips for conserving energy this holiday season.

My Experience Delivering Psychiatric Care During COVID-19
5 Dec 2021, 4:19 pm
Has the pandemic been an unmitigated negative for psychiatric care? Surprisingly, the answer is "no." Necessity is the mother of invention and, as a psychiatrist, I have adapted.

The Power of a "We"
5 Dec 2021, 4:05 pm
How leaders, politicians, and narcissists use pronouns can teach us important lessons on communicating power and status.

Remote supervision and training in suicide prevention during the time of the coronavirus pandemic: Recommendations for training programs and supervisors.
27 May 2021, 12:00 am
The Coronavirus Pandemic (COVID-19) has led to a widespread surge in need for mental health services. At the same time, trainees in health service psychology rapidly transitioned to remote work to protect the safety of themselves, colleagues, and patients from the pandemic. This abrupt switch has le

Considerations for assessment training competencies in health service psychology programs in the age of COVID-19.
25 Mar 2021, 12:00 am
Health service psychologists have made a rapid transition to delivering telepsychology services during the COVID-19 pandemic. The provision of remote assessment services, or teleassessment, however, has lagged behind given the limited evidence base. This delay has been uniquely challenging for unive

Assessment supervision during COVID-19 and beyond: Trainee perspectives on the supervision of teleassessment.
18 Mar 2021, 12:00 am
Due to COVID-19, there has been a rapid shift toward the remote administration of psychological assessments, or teleassessment. Guidelines have been published by the American Psychological Association regarding best practices for teleassessment administration, yet there is limited guidance for the c