Each week a quote is shared for your consideration. Some quotes might offer comfort, hope, a challenge, a chuckle, or inspiration. You may or may not agree with the quote, but it is offered simply to help you reflect and ponder.
If you go dark on vacation, you will be ready for the light when you return.
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
Indigenous Health: UND Ph.D. program aims to fill the gap in health disparities (opens new window)
The University of North Dakota offers a Ph.D. doctoral program in Indigenous Health. “Our program is really unique in that we have students from Alaska, First Nations in Canada, Hawaii, the islands, across the United States. We currently have 46 students in our program,” said Melanie Nadeau, the education program director, and interim Indigenous health department chair. Read more (opens new window)
Stress and Mental Health: A Focus on COVID-19 and Racial Trauma Stress (opens new window)
In the United States, COVID-19 unfolded alongside profound racial trauma. Drawing on a population-representative sample of twenty- to sixty-year-olds who were married or cohabiting, the National Couples’ Health and Time Study (N = 3,642), we examine two sources of stress: COVID-19 and racial trauma. We leverage the fully powered samples of respondents with racial-ethnic and sexual minority identities and find that COVID-19 and racial trauma stress were higher among individuals who were not White or heterosexual most likely due to racism, xenophobia, and cis-heterosexism at the individual and structural levels. Read more (opens new window)
Study: Rural Schools Face Disparities in Access to Mental Health Services (opens new window)
Rural schools are significantly less likely to offer mental health services compared to urban schools, according to a new study led by researchers at Washington State University. The study, appearing in American Journal of Preventive Medicine, showed that only a little more than half of all public schools, 51.8%, reported providing assessments for mental health disorders. Read more (opens new window)
What You Shouldn’t Have to Expect When You’re Expecting - UMD-led Public Health Research Sheds Light on Nuances of Racism, Experiences of Vulnerability During Care (opens new window)
Pregnancy and birthing are already vulnerable and emotional times for many women, but they become even more stressful when discrimination mars health care for expecting mothers, new University of Maryland-led research shows. The study published last month in the Journal of Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities zeroed in on experiences and perceptions of Asian and Pacific Islander, Black, Latina and Middle Eastern women about how racism affects health care during pregnancy and birth. Read more (opens new window)
MFP/ANA ANNOUNCEMENTS & UPCOMING EVENTS
Missed an episode from season 2
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to get caught up! Mental Health Trailblazers – Psychiatric Nurses Speak Up!
is the MFP/ANA podcast featuring the groundbreaking journeys of BIPOC psychiatric mental health nurses, in their quest to meet the urgent and unmet needs of under-represented communities in America.
Applications for our 2023-2024 cohort are now open! If you have ever considered earning a master’s or doctoral degree in psychiatric mental health nursing and identify as a member of an ethnic minority in the U.S., learn more about the MFP/ANA and apply today at apply.emfp.org.
The following may be of interest to you:
The purpose of the fellowship is to identify, select, and support the training of ethnic minority graduate students who commit to significantly improving the quality of care provided to ethnic and racial minorities who have a mental or cooccurring mental and substance use disorder. Learn more and apply (opens new window)
Funding for the MFP e-Newsletter was made possible (in part) by Grant Number 1H79SM080386-05 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.