The American Psychological Association’s Office of Ethic Minority Affairs (OEMA) will host a discussion on the impact of substance abuse and addiction within the Native American population in honor of National American Indian/Alaskan Native Heritage Month.
Presented at the American Psychological Association’s Annual Convention, this presentation describes how school disciplinary policies discriminate against LGBTQ+ youth creating a school-to-prison pipeline. Presenters share the discrimination and mistreatment that LGBTQ+ youth experience in the juvenile justice system and provide relevant recommendations.
Latino immigrants underutilize mental health services even if they have made a prior suicide attempt. The study looked at whether a brochure might increase suicide literacy, decrease stigma and change help-seeking behavior. Disappointingly, the effort did not reduce stigma associated with suicidal individuals nor increase help-seeking behavior.