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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Technical Assistance Webinar: Streamlining Mental Health Interventions for Youth Living with HIV in Low-and Middle-Income Countries
28 Jun 2024, 12:00 pm
A technical assistance webinar will be held for prospective applicants of the following Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO): Streamlining Mental Health Interventions for Youth Living with HIV in Low- and Middle-Income Countries (R01 Clinical Trial Optional).

Webinar: NIH’s Definition of a Clinical Trial
20 Jun 2024, 12:00 pm
Experts from the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) will provide an overview of NIH clinical trial classifications, with a particular focus on global mental health research.

Amplifying Voices and Building Bridges: NIMH Symposium Calls for Action Towards an Inclusive Path Forward
14 Jun 2024, 12:00 pm
The National Institute of Mental Health hosted its second 75th Anniversary event—a symposium focused on inclusion in research, disparities in health and access to care, and diversity in the mental health workforce.

Bridging Policy and Research for Suicide Prevention in the Americas: A Joint PAHO/NIMH Symposium on Suicide Prevention
13 Jun 2024, 12:00 pm
The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) and the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) are organizing a two-day symposium on suicide prevention, a key priority of the Americas' public health agenda.

Digital Autism Screening Tool Could Enhance Early Identification
13 Jun 2024, 12:00 pm
A tablet-based screening tool that analyzes children’s behavior in response to specific video clips shows promise for enhancing early autism screening, according to a study supported by NIMH.

4 Realities About the Consequences of Trauma
17 Jun 2024, 4:03 pm
Dispelling common misconceptions about the after-effects of experiencing trauma.

The Future of Coaches and Psychologists in a World of AI
17 Jun 2024, 3:48 pm
How can the future of coaching blend AI efficiency with human empathy to improve high performance and meaningful growth? Discover why a hybrid approach is key.

Technologies That Entertain and Educate: How Are They Made?
17 Jun 2024, 3:43 pm
Discover how "Sesame Street" combines rigorous research with inclusive development to create media that both entertain and educate children worldwide.

What Twins Have to Say About Missing Their Twin
17 Jun 2024, 3:30 pm
Losing one's twin is the loss of a part of one's psychological self.

3 Ways That Minimalism May Enhance Your Relationships
17 Jun 2024, 3:25 pm
Minimalism doesn't just declutter your home—it can help declutter your connections, too.

Effects of training on multicultural case conceptualization skills.
18 Mar 2024, 12:00 am
The infusion of multicultural factors into all aspects of training, research, and service is an expected competency for professionals in health service psychology. This includes skills in multicultural case conceptualization, the basis upon which diagnoses, and treatment interventions are selected.

Current training practices and training gaps in clinical child and adolescent psychology: Implications for training guidelines.
7 Mar 2024, 12:00 am
This study aimed to inform training guidelines for Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology (CCAP) by assessing current CCAP training practices and perceived gaps in trainee readiness at each stage of training. Training directors (TDs) of doctoral, internship, and postdoctoral programs offering trai

A graduate training protocol to provide evidence-based treatment for substance use and co-occurring disorders in rural correctional facilities: Process and lessons learned.
25 Jan 2024, 12:00 am
The majority of those incarcerated in the United States meet criteria for a substance use disorder (SUD), the presence of which is associated with recidivism, among other negative outcomes. Treatment of SUD within corrections is limited and complicated by a substantial incidence of co-occurring ment