Reports, Publications, and Articles



Double Jeopardy: COVID-19 and Behavioral Health Disparities for Black and Latino Communities in the US

The Office of Behavioral Health Equity

The corona virus (COVID-19) pandemic has revealed deep-seated inequities in health care for communities of color and amplifies social and economic factors that contribute to poor health outcomes. Recent news reports indicate that the pandemic disproportionately impacts communities of color, compounding longstanding racial disparities.

Health Disparities in Racial/Ethnic and Sexual Minority Boys and Men 

American Psychological Association

This executive summary is from the report of the American Psychological Association (APA) Working Group on Health Disparities in Boys and Men and the APA Health Disparities Office. It focuses on racial/ethnic and sexual minority males, which are two of the most persistently unhealthy groups in the United States.

Mental Health Disparities among Hispanic and Latino Populations

Produced by National Hispanic and Latino MHTTC

The National Hispanic and Latino MHTTC released this publication in June 2020. This publication emphasizes the social determinants of health (SDOH), as well as non-medical health-related social needs (HRSN) and their impact on mental health outcomes. This publication also offers recommendations for mental health providers, researchers, and consumers to reduce disparities among Latino communities, including increasing awareness and the importance of being trained in culturally grounded evidence-based interventions.


Fact Sheet: Supporting Native American & Alaska Native Youth in School Settings

Created for the Northwest Region by the National American Indian and Alaska Native MHTTC, this fact sheet shares data on the number of Native youth and recognized tribes in Alaska, Idaho, Oregon and Washington and outlines cultural, communication, and classroom-based tips for supporting Native youth.

Mental Health in our Native American Communities Volume 1 Issue 2 Fall 2019

This beautiful edition of the National American Indian and Alaska Native MHTTC's newsletter, Mental Health in our Native American Communities for Fall 2019 is titled "First Episode and High-Risk Psychosis".

Mental Health in our Native American Communities Volume 1 Issue 3 Spring 2020

This newsletter issue was developed by the National American Indian and Alaska Native MHTTC on native communities and suicide, trauma, and finding a way to heal.

The Opioid Crisis and the Black/African American Population: An Urgent Issue

This issue brief presents recent data on prevalence of opioid misuse and death rates in the Black/AA population; contextual factors & challenges to prevention & treatment; innovative outreach & engagement strategies to connect people to evidence-based treatment; and the importance of community voice.


A Systematic Review of Interventions to Improve Initiation of Mental Health Care Among Racial-Ethnic Minority Groups

By Su Yeon Lee-Tauler, John Eun, Dawn Corbett, Pamela Y. Collins

The objective of this systematic review is to identify interventions to improve the initiation of mental health care among racial-ethnic minority groups.

A Window Into Racial and Socioeconomic Status Disparities in Preschool Disciplinary Action Using Developmental Methodology

By Terri J. Sabol, Courtenay L. Kessler, Leoandra Onnie Rogers, Amelie Petitclerc, Jamilah Silver, Margaret Briggs-Gowan, Lauren S. Wakschlag

A new NIMH-supported analysis has further advanced our understanding of racial and socioeconomic bias in the classroom. The analysis shows that disciplinary disparities occur as early as preschool and that their effects can negatively influence how well students do in later years.

Health Equity Guiding Principles for Inclusive Communication

By The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

These principles are intended to help public health professionals, particularly health communicators, within and outside of CDC ensure their communication products and strategies adapt to the specific cultural, linguistic, environmental, and historical situation of each population or audience of focus.

How to Manage When Things Are Not Okay (And Haven’t Been for Centuries)

By The Management Center 

In this article, we share our best thinking on supporting your staff at a time when things are not okay (and haven’t been for a long time). We try to envision a path forward for managers and leaders and create and share tools for managers that honor the humanity of their teammates. 

How Employee Assistance Programs Can Help Your Whole Company Address Racism at Work

By Jodi Jacobson Frey

This articles focuses on the important role that a high quality EAP can play with helping workplaces dismantle systemic racism.

Multifactorial Discrimination as a Fundamental Cause of Mental Health Inequities

By Mariam Khan, Misja Ilcisin and Katherine Saxton. Published by International Journal of Equity in Health, Posted online by BioMed Central, part of Springer Nature

This report examines the health effects of discrimination among individuals who self-identified as lesbian, gay, or bisexual. 

Sexual and Gender Minorities: The Silent Majority in the World of Mental Health

By Natalia Gurevich, Society for Women's Health Research

An article about how mental health issues disproportionately affect sexual and gender minorities, who are affected by more discrimination and stigma throughout their lives than the general population. 

Supporting Black LGBTQ Youth Mental Health

By Tia Dole, Ph.D., Chief Clinical Operations Officer, The Trevor Project

Black LGBTQ young people hold multiple marginalized identities. Under the minority stress model, experiences of discrimination, rejection, threats, and violence are compounded, and can lead to negative mental health outcomes. This article includes a discussion of common feelings, how people can take care of themselves, and what others can do to support. 

Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack I: White Privilege

By Peggy McIntosh, Associate Director of the Wellesley College Center for Research on Women

This article raises consciousness of the socially constructed perquisites of being deemed White in American society and offers a partial list of such perquisites as a starting point for reflection, conversation, and action.

Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack II: Straight and Cisgender Privilege

By Peggy McIntosh, Associate Director of the Wellesley College Center for Research on Women

In the same vein as the author's article on White privilege, this article draws attention to the socially constructed perquisites of being deemed straight and/or cisgender in American society and offers a partial list of such perquisites as a starting point for reflection, conversation, and action.

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