Native American Behavioral Health Summit:
"Our Communities - Our Strength" | June 19, 2018
On behalf of Suzette A. Shije, Secretary, New Mexico Indian Affairs Department & Behavioral Health Planning Council invite you to the Native American Subcommittee 2018 Behavioral Health Summit. The summit is a platform to build capacity of communities and provide the information , skills, support, connections and build strong relationships within our community members and friends.
African Americans and Latinos are more likely to be at risk for depression than Whites.
A new study published in the May 2018 issue of
shows that African Americans and Latinos are significantly more likely to experience serious depression than Whites, but chronic stress does not seem to explain these differences. Dr. Eliseo J. Pérez-Stable, director of the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD) was the senior author of the study, which also found that African Americans and Latinos were more likely to have higher levels of chronic stress and more unhealthy behaviors. NIMHD is part of the National Institutes of Health.