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Supporting Kids’ Mental Health During COVID-19

By Guest Author on

In this jointly written Director’s Message, Dr. Gordon and Dr. Rachel L. Levine, HHS Assistant Secretary for Health, describe the mental health impacts of the COVID pandemic on children and what we can do to support kids during this difficult time.

Addressing the Crisis of Black Youth Suicide

By Joshua Gordon on

In this message for National Suicide Prevention Month, Dr. Gordon describes NIMH’s efforts to address the rising rates of suicide in the U.S. among Black youth.

Racism and Mental Health Research: Steps Toward Equity

By Joshua Gordon on

In this Director’s message, Dr. Gordon describes NIMH efforts to address mental health disparities and ensure an effective and inclusive workforce for mental health research.

Addressing Disparities: Advancing Mental Health Care for All Americans

By Joshua Gordon on

Mental health disparities are significant and easily documented. In this Director’s Message, Dr. Gordon discusses NIMH-funded research that aims to close the gap, ensuring that improved mental health care meets the needs of all Americans.

Around the World and Back Again: Global Mental Health Efforts

By Joshua Gordon on

Mental illnesses are a global problem. In this Director’s Message, Dr. Gordon discusses his recent trip to Nepal and Kenya to see how NIMH is helping bring cutting-edge research to bear on the problems facing individuals with mental illnesses in low-resource settings.

Confronting Bias to Advance Science

By Joshua Gordon on

Dr. Gordon discusses the presence—and negative impact—of bias in science and how we can take positive steps as individuals and organizations to challenge these assumptions and combat their damaging effects.

Mental Health Research—Diversity Matters

By Joshua Gordon on

In recognition of National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month, Dr. Gordon highlights efforts within the NIMH research portfolio to address disparities in mental health and access to care.