Freeing yourself was one thing, claiming ownership of that freed self was another.
― Toni Morrison
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
Racial reckoning, nurse staffing, workplace violence and climate change are top issues at ANA Membership Assembly (opens new window)
The ANA Membership Assembly, the governing and official voting body of the American Nurses Association (ANA) took historic action today to begin a journey of racial reckoning by unanimously voting yes to adopt a racial reckoning statement from ANA. In addition, Assembly representatives acted on several critical issues including nurse staffing, workplace violence (WPV), and climate change. Read more (opens new window)
Tribal Mental Health Gets New Focus, But Equity Barriers Remain (opens new window)
Drug overdose deaths among American Indians and Alaska Natives grew 43% between 2019 and 2020—the highest rate of deaths in 2020 and 30% higher than for White individuals. Suicides were the second leading cause of death for that group in 2019, with a rate around 20% higher than that of non-Hispanic Whites. But now, the federal government is trying to direct more money toward policies meant to help the unique population that has long suffered from mental health challenges, advocates say. Read more (opens new window)
Hispanic Americans’ Trust in and Engagement With Science (opens new window)
A new Pew Research Center survey, accompanied by a series of focus groups, takes an in-depth look at Hispanic Americans’ views and experiences with science spanning interactions with health care providers and STEM schooling, their levels of trust in scientists and medical scientists, and engagement with science-related news and information in daily life. Read more (opens new window)
Giving while grieving: Racism-related stress and psychological resilience in Black/African American registered nurses (opens new window)
Studies have found race-related stress psychologically and physiologically harms members of stigmatized racial groups. However, the stressor is racism, not race. This study examined the relationship between racism-related stress and psychological resilience in Black/African American nurses. Read more (opens new window)
Social support and identity help explain how gendered racism harms Black women’s mental health (opens new window)
Black women’s experiences of gendered racism, a form of discrimination based on intersecting race and gender identities, is harmful to their mental health. Instances of gendered racism include being erased from important conversations (e.g., #MeToo), being negatively stereotyped (e.g., angry Black woman), and having aspects of one’s culture (e.g., hair and dress) be valued only when they are appropriated by others. Read more (opens new window)
MFP/ANA ANNOUNCEMENTS & UPCOMING EVENTS
Congratulations to MFP alumnus Austin Nation, PhD, RN, PHN, on his dissertation manuscript being accepted for publication in the Journal of Ethnicity in Substance Abuse. Dr. Nations' manuscript is titled "Substance Use Experiences of HIV-positive and HIV-negative Black men who have sex with men (MSM) ages 18-34 in the Bay Area: a qualitative narrative perspective."
Congratulations to Marcus Henderson, MSN, RN, on having his work cited in the U.S Surgeon General's Advisory on Youth Mental Health Report, "Protecting Youth Mental Health," in December 2021. Marcus' work is referenced on page 10 of the report regarding risk factors contributing to youth mental health during COVID-19. Read more (opens new window)
Marcus Henderson (C) poses with other members of ANA’s Commission on Racism in Nursing during ANA’s recent Membership Assembly. (L) Dr. Katie Boston-Leary, and (R) Dr. Rumay Alexander, Scholar-In-Residence.
Season 2, episode 5 of “Mental Health Trailblazers, Psychiatric Nurses Speak Up!” is available at emfp.org/news/mental-health-trailblazers-podcast.
Episode 5 isn’t afraid to ask the hard questions. This week, our host, Indrias Kassaye, digs into the life and research of the forward-thinking Duke University School of Nursing PhD candidate, Lisvel Matos. Ms. Matos went from being a high school dropout to becoming a PhD candidate at one of the leading universities in the world. She aspires to be a leader in nursing science with a focus on the reduction of Latinx sexual and reproductive health disparities.
The SAMHSA MFP/ANA 2022 Intensive Training Institute is scheduled for July 21-24, 2022 in Washington, DC. This year's theme is Building a Minority Workforce: A Call to Action for Addressing Health Disparities and Creating Health Equity
. Learn more and register today at emfp.org
The following upcoming events may be of interest to you:
• SAGE Journals
"How to Get Published Webinar Series - How to Select a Journal"
• MFPCC Minority Fellowship Program
"Providing Culturally Competent Mental and Substance Use Services"
• American Nurses Credentialing Center
Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing Readiness Test
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