There's new evidence that depression is not just a disorder of the mind.
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A tour of minority mental health and behavioral pediatrics
Erlanger A. Turner Ph.D.
Early detection of PTSD could increase treatment access in urban communities.
It is important for parents to reflect on how their views around sexuality and touching others without consent shape their child’s perceptions.
Many children and adolescents have returned to school or will soon. Here are a few suggestions to cope with school related anxiety.
Does your child own a smartphone or tablet? Here are a few guidelines to manage use during the school year.
Is music changing interests about seeking treatment? With the increased attention among African American artists, more families may be open to seeking help.
Mass shootings have a negative impact on the mental health functioning of students. Psychological research provides evidence to help youth recover.
What is your parenting style? Data published in a new research study provides evidence on cultural variations in parenting.
New research finds that exercise reduces depression symptoms among teens.
Research shows that talking about racism is protective against negative mental health for Black youth.
September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month. Here is what the science says about prevention.
Current events depicting racism often spark the race conversation. How can you have the talk with your kid?
In his new book, William Pullen provides a self-help resource on coping with mental health issues by combining exercise and mindfulness.
Cyberbullying is linked to increased problems in youth such as anxiety, depression, substance abuse, and decreased performance in school. How can it be addressed?
The Netflix show 13 Reasons Why has sparked debate about depression and suicide prevention.
Facts and resources for National Child Abuse Prevention Month.
Report from the American Psychological Association finds Americans are stressed, especially in Black Americans.
Research consistently note that many African Americans may be reluctant to seek therapy. Therefore, it is important that providers understand how they can engage clients.
The first step in behavior change is establishing a clear plan.
With the influx of social media, it is inevitable that children and adults will be exposed to political topics over the next few weeks. Here are some tips for talking with kids.
How does telling your son to "man up" impact him later in life. This is what the research tells us.
10 Common Warning Signs: Identifying a mental health condition.
September is Suicide Prevention Month. Suicide is a serious mental health issue that is often associated with depression. With help suicide is preventable.
Communities of color face numerous barriers that prevent optimal health. In African American communities, there are factors that are out of their control that impact men's health.
Witnessing gun violence directly or through media can cause difficulties with behavioral and emotional functioning. Read these tips on coping to reduce trauma.
A new study in the Journal of Black Psychology suggests that ethnic identity and religion are significantly important to the well-being of African Americans.
CDC recommends that professionals refer parents of young children with ADHD for behavior therapy before prescribing medication.
The APA Stress in America survey finds that Latinos report the highest stress levels related to sources such as money, employment, family responsibilities and health concerns.
Cultural competency is important for all therapists regardless of their ethnic or racial background. Included are some reflections on enhancing your skills.
Suicide is a serious mental health concern. It often occurs along with symptoms of depression which can be treated with therapy.However, many are reluctant to seek help.
Physical activity has impacts positive impacts on mental health and physical functioning in children and adolescents.
Erlanger Turner, Ph.D. is an assistant professor of Psychology at the University of Houston-Downtown in the Department of Social Sciences and a clinical psychologist.