Race & Ethnicity



In 2001, the U.S. Surgeon General released a report, Mental Health: Culture, Race, and Ethnicity, that documented substantial differences in mental health service utilization between non-Hispanic white adults and other racial/ethnic groups. The report also noted racial/ethnic differences in the types of services that are used. Moreover, the Surgeon General determined that not all differences in mental health service utilization resulted from personal preference. Rather, many of the racial/ethnic differences in mental health service utilization resulted from structural barriers, such as lack of transportation, low availability of care providers, cost, and insurance barriers.

Trump’s deadline on ‘dreamers’ reverberates through health industries

Even with the ‘wind down process’ described by the administration, the implications of this action for medical students, residents and researchers with DACA status will interfere with their ability to complete their training and contribute meaningfully to the health of the nation,” said the Association of American Medical Colleges.

Nonwhite Students Slow to Seek Mental Health Counseling

Surveys show that nonwhite students are often more stressed than their white classmates, but experts say they’re less likely to seek psychological help. This further complicates efforts to increase the proportion of black and Hispanic students who succeed in earning college and university degrees, and who graduate at rates lower than whites.

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