Forgive yourself, you are not perfect. Show yourself grace; you are still learning. Show yourself patience; you are on a journey.
The MFP is an initiative staffed by ANA with funding from SAMHSA, making fellowships available to ethnic and racial psychiatric nursing students who are enrolled full time in an accredited master’s/doctoral nursing program.
HEALTH AND WELLNESS
This week’s recommended Health and Wellness Activity
HEALTH DISPARITY RELATED ARTICLES
Familism can keep Latino and Asian college students from seeking mental health services (opens new window)
Interdependent values in their communities make Latino and Asian college students less likely to seek mental health services, according to a recently published study. Both communities are experiencing deteriorating mental health and have similarly low rates of seeking mental health services on college campuses nationwide, with about 75% of Asian students and 65% of Latino students with mental health problems going untreated. read more (opens new window)
N (opens new window)ational campaign called The Conversation, in which Black and Latino health-care workers provide information (and dispel misinformation) about vaccines (opens new window)
Pediatrician and public-health advocate, Rhea Boyd, partnered with several organizations to co-develop a national campaign called The Conversation, in which Black and Latino health-care workers provide information (and dispel misinformation) about the vaccines. She has spoken virtually to dozens of community groups, including churches and schools, fielding their questions about the shots., read more (opens new window)
National Policy Required to Relieve Healthcare Inequities, but No Success So Far (opens new window)
The latest data from the U.S. Census Bureau shows people of color—including African-Americans, Asians, American Indians, Pacific Islanders, and Hispanic or Latino people—make up almost 40% of the United States population.(1) But several determinants of health, such as access to healthcare and systemic racism put these people at higher risk for poor healthcare outcomes, even fatal results. read more (opens new window)
Latest Data on COVID-19 Vaccinations Race/Ethnicity (opens new window)
The CDC reports demographic characteristics, including race/ethnicity, of people receiving COVID-19 vaccinations at the national level. As of June 07, 2021, CDC reported that race/ethnicity was known for 57% of people who had received at least one dose of r (opens new window)ead more (opens new window)
MFP/ANA ANNOUNCEMENTS & UPCOMING EVENTS
We’re thrilled to announce the launch of the “NEW” MFP/ANA Podcast: Mental Health Trailblazers – Psychiatric Nurses Speak Up, August 16 at 2:00pm ET at mentalhealthtrailblazers.simplecast.com (opens new window)
. Please help us get started! Share this announcement with your peers, colleagues and networks and encourage them to tune in. The Mental Health Trailblazers- Psychiatric Nurses Speak Up podcast episodes will include content from MFP/ANA psychiatric nurse trailblazers you won’t hear anywhere else. Each episode is riveting! The launch of our inaugural episode features MFP/ANA alumna and National Advisory Committee Chair, Bridgette M. Brawner, PhD, MDiv, APRN, a recognized behavioral science and intervention development expert. Lean in and listen as Dr. Brawner shares her nursing journey, lessons learned and advice for current and future ethnic and racial psychiatric nurses. View the Mental Health Trailblazers-Psychiatric Nurses Speak Up trailer. Happy Podcasting! View the trailer (opens new window)
In recognition of Suicide Prevention Awareness month, the Arkansas Nurses Association will provide a five-part series as live, virtual sessions through ZOOM every Thursday during the month of September beginning at 5:00 pm. Part 1 of this series is September 2, 2021. Register here (opens new window)
Funding for the MFP e-Newsletter was made possible (in part) by Grant Number 1H79SM080386-03 from SAMHSA. The views expressed in written training materials or publications and by speakers and moderators do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the department of Health and Human Services; nor does mention of trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.