1. NNED Virtual Roundtable: Creating Supportive Systems to Improve Mental Health Outcomes for Young African American Boys

    The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, in collaboration with the HHS/Office of Minority Health, is hosted a NNED Virtual Roundtable, Creating Supportive Systems to Improve Mental Health Outcomes for Young African American Boys: An Urgent Conversation, to increase awareness about the mental health needs and vulnerabilities of African American boys...
  2. Telemental Health Services – College Counseling from a Distance

    The Higher Education Mental Health Alliance (HEMHA) has released a guide for deciding whether and when college students should engage in telemental health services. The guide outlines the benefits and limitations of telemental health services for college students, and helps higher education administrators and mental health professionals discuss and weigh...
  3. What Do You Say When Teens Don’t Say Anything?

    One in five young people in the U.S. lives with a mental health or substance use challenge, yet few reach out for support. That’s why it’s so important that everyone knows how to recognize and respond when a young person may be struggling. The National Council shares that they “know there are...
  4. Intimate Partner Violence Among Transgender Youth

    Intimate partner violence (IPV) is a serious public health problem, linked with a number of poor health outcomes. Some research demonstrates that transgender and gender non-conforming (TGNC) youth may experience IPV at similar rates to heterosexual cisgender women; however, there is a dearth of data examining the experiences of IPV...
  5. Making the Invisible Causes of Population Health Visible

    Making the Invisible Causes of Population Health Visible: A Public Health Consequence, August 2018 by Sandro Galea MD, DrPH, and Roger D. Vaughan DrPH, MS was published in July of 2018 in the American Journal of Public Health (AJPH). Below is an excerpt: As we continue to promote causal thinking in population health, we note that...
  6. Sovereignty in Education: Creating Culturally-Based Charter Schools in Native Communities

    The National Indian Education Association (NIEA), a national nonprofit dedicated to strengthening Native education, released a handbook entitled Sovereignty in Education: Creating Culturally-Based Charter Schools in Native Communities. For nonprofit organizations working within Native communities and those considering starting charter schools, the handbook provides several key insights to understanding the...
  7. Trauma and Resilience Center on PTSD: Breaking New Ground with Veterans

    The UTHealth Trauma and Resilience Center at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) offers a team-based, integrated approach to the behavioral health needs of veterans and their families. At the Trauma and Resilience Center, the multi-disciplinary concept expands choices provided to veterans as well as their spouses and...
  8. Fifty Years On, African Americans Still Face Disadvantages

    Fifty years after the National Advisory Commission on Civil Disorders — better known as the Kerner Commission — delivered a groundbreaking report to President Lyndon B. Johnson citing the lack of economic opportunity in African-American communities as a chief cause of civil unrest in the country, African Americans are still economically disadvantaged compared...