1. Language Diversity and English Proficiency in the United States

    While a record 64.7 million people ages 5 and older in the United States spoke a language other than English at home in 2015, a growing share of them are also fully proficient in English. Sixty percent of those speaking a foreign language at home were fully proficient in English...
  2. The Report of the 2015 U.S. Transgender Survey

    The largest-ever survey of transgender Americans paints a grim picture of pervasive discrimination and harassment, to the point that many of them attempt suicide at some point. Released on Thursday by the National Center for Transgender Equality, the survey assesses input received in 2015 from 27,715 respondents from all 50...
  3. Immigration Policies and Mental Health Morbidity among Latinos: A State-Level Analysis

    Mental-health issues such as anxiety and depression can have many causes. Newly published research identifies one that we don’t usually think about: government policy. According to a new study, American Latinos living in states with more exclusionary immigration policies report higher rates of psychological distress than their counterparts in states...
  4. Affordable Care Act: What Native Youth Need To Know Toolkit

    With the passing the Affordable Care Act, American Indian and Alaska Native individuals (AI/AN) received unprecedented access health care systems. Special benefits and protections specifically codified for improved access to quality healthcare systems were put in place for AI/AN’s. The National Indian Health Board works daily with a variety of...
  5. Increasing Cultural Competence to Reduce Behavioral Health Disparities

    The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA) Center for the Application of Prevention Technologies (CAPT) has released Tools from the CAPT: Increasing Cultural Competence to Reduce Behavioral Health Disparities. This collection of hands-on tools and worksheets will help suicide prevention practitioners better understand and address the relationship between...
  6. Sexual and Gender Minority Youth Suicide: Understanding Subgroup Differences to Inform Interventions

    Sexual and gender minority (SGM) youth are disproportionately affected by suicide-related thoughts and behaviors relative to their heterosexual and/or non-transgender peers. Theory and empirical evidence suggest that there are unique factors that contribute to this elevated risk, with distinguishable differences among SGM subgroups. Although SGM youth suicide prevention research is in its nascence,...
  7. Sesame Street for Military Families

    Sesame Street for Military Families is a free, bilingual (English and Spanish) website where families can find information and multimedia resources on the topics of military deployments, multiple deployments, homecomings, injuries, grief, and self-expression. Sesame Workshop’s Military Families Initiatives — Talk, Listen, Connect As many as 700,000 children under the...
  8. Status of Hispanic Older Adults: Insights from the Field

    Latino seniors are likely to lack retirement savings, access to health insurance, and affordable housing, a report from the National Hispanic Council on Aging finds. Based on a literature review, community forums, and a survey, the report found that Latino seniors also face high rates of food insecurity, Type 2...
  9. Preventing and Responding to Suicide Clusters in American Indian and Alaska Native Communities

    Between 2009 and 2011, two tribal communities located approximately 3,000 miles apart—an American Indian tribe on a reservation in New Mexico and a group of closely knit Alaska Native villages in western Alaska—experienced clusters of youth suicides. Across these communities, 25 young people, all American Indian or Alaska Native (AI/AN), took their own lives. At least 28...