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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NIMH Workshop on Advancing Training in Suicide Prevention Clinical Care
3 Nov 2021, 12:00 pm
NIMH will convene a workshop on November 3, 2021, and November 8, 2021, to assess the state of the science related to suicide prevention training in clinical care with the ultimate goal of preventing suicidal behavior through improved training of providers.

NIMH Livestream Event on Seasonal Affective Disorder
26 Oct 2021, 12:00 pm
NIMH is conducting a livestream event on seasonal affective disorder with Matthew Rudorfer, M.D., chief of the Adult Psychopharmacology, Somatic, and Integrated Treatment Research Program at NIMH.

Brain Activity Patterns After Trauma May Predict Long-Term Mental Health
14 Oct 2021, 12:00 pm
The way a person’s brain responds to stress following a traumatic event, such as a car accident, may help to predict their long-term mental health outcomes, according to NIMH-supported research.

Macrophage Infection by HIV: Implications for Pathogenesis and Cure
14 Oct 2021, 12:00 pm
The NIMH and the Ragon Institute of MGH, MIT, and Harvard are conducting a virtual meeting to examine emerging data related to macrophage interactions with the immune system during HIV infection, macrophage reservoirs and approaches to their elimination, and the involvement of CNS myeloid reservoirs

The NIMH Director’s Innovation Speaker Series: Life Through a Navajo Lens Beyond the Navajo Reservation
12 Oct 2021, 12:00 pm
Glorinda Segay, D.B.H., will be the next guest speaker for NIMH’s Director’s Innovation Speaker Series. Dr. Segay will share her journey, her work at the Indian Health Service, and what the agency does to promote mental health among Native Americans.

Humility Is a Dynamic Embodied Capacity
24 Oct 2021, 5:32 am
American culture could benefit from more humility, especially towards the basic needs of children.

Protect Your Children from Traffickers
24 Oct 2021, 5:07 am
The internet is the preferred place for predators to groom children. Parents and guardians need to develop situational awareness skills to protect their children

Best Parental Practices for Eliminating the Nag Factor
23 Oct 2021, 9:31 pm
Does your child nag you when you go shopping? Do your children beg you to do things they shouldn't be doing? Do you give in to them? You need help to eliminate the nag factor.

Understanding Young People’s Values
23 Oct 2021, 9:30 pm
How do you have a conversation with young people about change without confrontation?

Are You Searching for Your Authentic Self?
23 Oct 2021, 9:06 pm
Are we marching down the wrong path trying to find wellness and health only to find illness and disease?

Who are we missing? Examining the Graduate Record Examination quantitative score as a barrier to admission into psychology doctoral programs for capable ethnic minorities.
5 Apr 2021, 12:00 am
The field of psychology must racially/ethnically diversify to create a workforce that can meet the needs of education, training, and interventions in an increasingly pluralistic society. Systemic bias in psychology doctoral programs’ admissions process may partially account for relatively few

Factors impacting the retention of students of color in graduate programs: A qualitative study.
27 Apr 2020, 12:00 am
This qualitative study explored factors contributing to the retention of students of color while pursuing a graduate degree at a predominantly White institution. Ten students of color (9 female; 23 to 31 years old) participated in the study. Eight were pursuing a doctorate in psychology. Two were pu

Internship factors associated with the mobility of early career psychologists.
13 Apr 2020, 12:00 am
Retaining interns to work in the communities and settings in which they trained helps ensure a workforce that is well prepared to meet the needs of society. Psychology workforce data suggest that the supply of psychologists is not always sufficient in some areas, leading to unmet need. However, patt