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Breaking the Cycle of Silence Around Black Mental Health

Data shows that Black youth are especially prone to develop mental health issues but less likely to seek out or receive the specialized services and care they need. Read more ›

Promoting Mental Health for Black Communities [video]

In this video for families, parents, and professionals, Harolyn M.E. Belcher, MD, MHS discusses mental health and wellness for Black children, youth, and families. Read more ›

With a Diagnosis at Last, Black Women with ADHD Start Healing

Miché Aaron has always been a high achiever. The 29-year-old is in her third year of a planetary sciences doctoral program at Johns Hopkins University, where she researches minerals found on Mars. She’s a former NASA space grant scholar and hopes to become an astronaut one day.

But last year, Aaron was barely keeping it together — missing classes, late on assignments and struggling to explain that she understood the required material to pass her qualifying exams. Her academic adviser warned that if she didn’t get professional help she would flunk. Read more ›

Addressing The Youth Mental Health Crisis: The Urgent Need For More Education, Services, And Supports [downloadable]

Indicators of youth mental health and well-being indicate a growing public health crisis that has only been worsened by COVID-19. This report seeks to document the alarming trends in youth mental health and the disparities in access to care. Read more ›

Juneteenth Teaching Resources [web resource]

Juneteenth, celebrated June 19, marks the day enslaved Texans learned they were free in June of 1865. While the history of the holiday includes the injustice of enslavement, Juneteenth should also be understood in the context of Black people’s fight for justice and freedom. Read more ›

PBS: Talking to Young Children About Race and Racism [video]

Children are never too young to learn about diversity. As young as 3 months old, they may look differently at people who look like or don’t look like their primary caregivers. As parents and caregivers, we must have confidence in ourselves and in our children — that we, and they, can handle tough topics and tough situations. We must understand that our role is to be honest, specific, and trustworthy as we raise the next generation to confront racial injustice. Read more ›

How to Talk to Kids about Race [video]

In this video, HuffPost Life reporter Caroline Bologna shares an age-by-age guide for discussing race with your children. Read more ›

Verbal Jiujitsu, Disarming and Other Tips for Dealing With Microaggressions

Psychologist Derald Wing Sue calls microaggressions the “everyday slights, indignities, insults, putdowns and invalidations” that people from marginalized communities experience on a regular basis.

Whether and how we respond to a microaggression is situational, but we don’t have to passively let them happen to us or in front of us. There are ways, large and small, to push back and “signal to both the perpetrator and onlookers that this is unacceptable behavior,” Sue said. Read more ›

Best Practices for Serving LGBTQ Students [downloadable] [web resource]

An LGBTQ-inclusive school benefits all students. Seeing LGBTQ identities valued in the classroom, in the curriculum and in day-to-day interactions inspires empathy, understanding and respect. Read more ›

Cultural Humility: Fostering Respect and Understanding

What is cultural humility and why does it matter? As parents, we are our children’s first teachers. It is from us that our kids learn how to be accepting and respectful of those from diverse backgrounds. In this Voices of Compassion episode, Tony Cepeda, LMFT, Clinical Program Manager at CHC, will teach us how to listen and learn from our hearts. In the end, we may find that we have more similarities than differences. Read more ›

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