Psychiatric Times Presents Special Report on Cultural Psychiatry
NORWALK, Conn., Aug. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- UBM Medica US announces that Psychiatric Times, a leading online community for mental health professionals, presents up-to-date reporting by leaders in the field in psychiatry in the area of cultural psychiatry and minority mental health.
Among the features this month found online and in the print edition of Psychiatric Times:
- Cultural Disparities in Mental Health Care: Closing the Gap: Because mental illness is less likely to be diagnosed and treated in minorities who are more likely to die by suicide, an overview by Series Chair, Deborah Goebert, DrPH, is particularly timely, coming as it does on the heels of National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month in July.
- Advances in Psychiatry: Understanding Indigenous Cultures: A child and adolescent psychiatrist describes her work with the Maori people of New Zealand, who are approximately twice as likely to have serious psychiatric illness as non-Maori.
- Sharing the Burden of Intercultural Stress: The manner in which a clinician enters the examination room and approaches and engages with a patient of a different culture and his or her family can either set off— or relieve —"culture shock."
- Youth-led Suicide Prevention in an Indigenous Rural Community: Suicide is a pervasive public health issue for adolescents. Here's how Hawaii responded to empower young leaders in suicide prevention through evidence-based training, relationship-building, and community awareness.
- Suicide Prevention in Diverse Populations: A Systems and Readiness Approach for Emergency Settings: In response to the high rate of suicide attempts and death among US Pacific Island indigenous youths, emergency departments play a key role in suicide prevention, especially in this and other minority populations.
Psychiatric Times is the country's leading psychiatric publication and regularly publishes content on key issues in mental health.
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