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Juneteenth: Celebration, Education, and Reflection
June 19, 2022   

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Today we acknowledge and celebrate Juneteenth, commemorating the emancipation of enslaved African Americans. Juneteenth represents freedom and justice for Black Americans, and in recognition of that, we are encouraging our staff, faculty, and members to use the day for celebration, education, and reflection. Cultural knowledge and identity are important determinants of treatment outcomes in mental health, and we reinforce how important promoting mental health equity is for the Black community and our society at large. Culturally informed and responsive mental health professionals are critical for the delivery of quality mental health care. At NEI, we are continuing to intentionally create culturally competent mental health educational content and resources that more closely connects us to all our members and the patients they serve. We strive to embrace diversity in all its forms and acknowledge this is a lifelong dedication to reflection and learning.

Resources for reflection and learning:

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NEI Podcast
Episode 150 - Blazing Trails to Breakdown Structural Racism and Improve Black Mental Health
In this episode, Dr. Sarah Vinson shares her extensive experience and perspective on the intersection between child and adolescent psychiatry, forensics, and the fight for social justice in mental health.

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Ask NEI: Q&A
Black Health and Wellness w/ Dr. Napoleon Higgins
Esteemed NEI faculty member, Dr. Napoleon Higgins, Jr, hosts a candid conversation on the mental health needs of Black Americans and answers questions from NEI Members.

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NEI Psychopharm Channel
Cultural Humility in Clinical Settings
Cultural knowledge and identity are important determinants of treatment outcome, and we take this opportunity to raise awareness of the need for cultural humility in clinical settings. This excerpt from previews how history has impacted the mental and physical health of Black Americans.

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Encore Presentation
Systematic Racism and its Impact on the Mental and Physical Health of Black Americans
In this presentation, Dr. Napoleon Higgins will takes an in depth look at how systemic racism has impacted the mental and physical health of Black Americans and explores why, as Americans, we continue to struggle with the unresolved issues from the past.

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NEI Podcast
Episode 125 - Extended Q&A Podcast: Nurturing Cultural Humility in Mental Health Care
In this speical episode from the 2021 NEI Congress, Dr. Napoleon Higgins and Dr. Rona Hu answer questions and provide clinical takeaways from their presentation on practicing cultural humility in clinical settings.

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Encore Presentation
Nurturing Cultural Humility in Mental Health Care
In this presentation, Drs. Napoleon Higgins and Rona Hu discuss how cultural differences contribute to health disparities and unequal access to care and that cultural knowledge and identity are important determinants of treatment outcomes in mental health.

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NEI Psychopharm Channel
Mental Health in the Black Community
Communities of color have historically faced unique difficulties in accessing mental and behavioral health care, which is further compounded by stigma. This highlight from 2020 NEI Max! takes a look at how history has impacted the mental and physical health of Black Americans.

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NEI Podcast
Episode 71 - Disparities, Disease, and Desperation: The Impact of COVID-19 on Physical and Mental Health in Black Americans
In this interview with Dr. Napoleon Higgins, we discuss healthcare disparities during the pandemic and how COVID-19 has disproportionately impacted the Black American community. Dr. Higgins provides insight as to why this is occurring, and how awareness can improve this situation for future generations.

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Stahl's Essential Psychopharmacology, Video Edition
Stahl’s Essential Psychopharmacology, Chapter 08: Anxiety, Trauma, and Treatment
CME/CE credit: 0.75 | Expires: February 17, 2025