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:

As always, I wish you well

*CORONA VIRUS UPDATE1050 Lincoln Way, Ste 1 - Pittsburgh PA

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.

To keep everyone at Anchored Child & Family Counseling safe, I will only be opening the office for in-person sessions 1 day of the week. The other days of the week will consist of teletherapy sessions until the mask wearing restrictions are reduced or eliminated and corona virus cases have gone down.

My office assistant and I will be monitoring insurance policies for any changes to corona-related cost share, copayment, and coinsurance policies. I will be checking and rechecking insurance policies to ensure you will be covered for teletherapy. At this time, all major insurance companies (UPMC, Highmark, Aetna, Optum/United, and Cigna) are continuing to provide coverage for teletherapy into September 2020.

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Please continue to stay safe!
Thank you



Támara Hill, MS, NCC, CCTP, LPC

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

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