Trauma-based & Family Psychotherapy For Angry, Anxious, Depressed, and Frustrated Families

Mental Health and Ethnic Minorities

Black History Month always resurfaces a multiplicity of issues involving social justice, lack of academic and occupational progress, rates of medical diseases, history, slavery, racial segregation, and current concerns for a microcosm, the African American community, within the larger sphere. Rarely do we ever hear discussion about mental health among ethnic minorities during this time.

To watch insightful videos on the struggles of ethnic minorities and mental health, click below:

 

According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Minority Health:

The death rate from suicide for African American men was almost 6 times that for African American women, in 2008.

African Americans are 20% more likely to report having  serious psychological distress than Non-Hispanic Whites.

Older Asian American women have the highest suicide  rate of all women over age 65 in the United States.

Suicide attempts for Hispanic girls, grades 9-12, were   70% higher than for White girls in the same age group, in 2011.

While the overall death rate from suicide for American  Indian/Alaska Natives is comparable to the White population, adolescent  American Indian/Alaska Natives have death rates at twice the rate for Whites in the same age groups.

National Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander mental health data is limited at this time. Data will be published as it is released in reports published by the CDC.

Read more about culture and mental health here: http://minorityhealth.hhs.gov/

   
As always, I wish you well
Tàmara 
 
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As we get closer to the middle of May states across the nation are passing laws, reducing restrictions, and enacting new regulations to help support the transition from stay-at-home orders to the normal flow of life again.

Unfortunately, Gov. Wolf hasn't reduced the mask wearing restrictions in Allegheny County. However, he has announced most of Western PA will be moving to the yellow phase beginning May 15. This means that we can slowly regain some normalcy.

But until the mask wearing restrictions are reduced or eliminated Anchored Child & Family Counseling will remain closed. I will be making small transitions back to the office over the course of summer and seeing some clients in-person based on need.The office will be open starting June 17, 2020 with the goal of remaining open until/if state laws change in response to Corona virus restrictions.

In the meantime, I will be continuing teletherapy sessions until mid-June. My office assistant and I will be monitoring your insurance policy to ensure that you will be covered for teletherapy and that your copayments will be waived. At this time, it appears that all major insurance companies (UPMC, Highmark, Aetna, Optum/United, and Cigna) are continuing to provide coverage for teletherapy.

Please check www.anchoredinknowledge.com (the practice website) for updates and my business facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/anchoredchild.

Please continue to stay safe!
Thank you

Tamara

Támara Hill, MS, NCC, CCTP, LPC

Licensed Child & Family Therapist
National Board Certified Counselor
Internationally Certified Trauma Therapist

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