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MFPCC

Minority Fellowship Program Coordinating Center (MFPCC)
The purpose of the Minority Fellowship Program (MFP) Coordinating Center is to support the MFP program, enhance the careers of the MFP Fellows, and document MFP program impacts. For additional information about the MFP, click here.
FELLOW OF THE MONTH

Erika Franklin

Erika Franklin is a master’s student in the Addiction Studies Program at the University Arkansas at Pine Bluff (UAPB). She graduated in 2020 with a Master of Public Administration and obtained her Bachelor of Science in rehabilitative science from UAPB in 2009. ...Read more

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SPOTLIGHT

SPOTLIGHT features news, announcements, events, and hot topics on behavioral health in underserved communities.
Minority Fellowship Program: The Future of 988 Webinar
The presentation, including slides, transcript, and sound recording for the MFPCC Webinar, "The Future of 988," which occurred March 23, 2022, are now available for download......Read more
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American Psychological AssociationExternal Web Site Policy
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American Psychiatric AssociationExternal Web Site Policy
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Council on Social Work EducationExternal Web Site Policy
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The Association for Addiction ProfessionalsExternal Web Site Policy
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National Board for Certified CounselorsExternal Web Site Policy
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FACTS AND FIGURES
Learn about statistics, trends, and other relevant insights for behavioral health practitioners working to reduce health disparities and improve outcomes for people in underserved communities.

Youth Mental Health
A recent CDC study found that 37.1% of students experienced poor mental health during the pandemic, and 44.2% said they felt "persistently sad or hopeless."1 The study, which used data from the Adolescent Behaviors and Experiences Survey of 7,705 U.S. public- and private-school students in grades 9-12 conducted from January–June 2021, assessed student behaviors and experiences during the COVID-19 pandemic. Data showed that certain groups were more likely to report poor mental health than others. Gay, lesbian, or bisexual students had a higher prevalence of poor mental health compared to heterosexual students (63.8% vs 30.3%). In addition, students of color who experienced perceived racism in their lifetime reported higher levels of poor mental health during the pandemic than White students (Asian 67.9%, Black 62.1%, Hispanic or Latino 45.7%, Multiracial 55.2%, and White 24.5%). These findings are similar to results from other studies that found an association of discrimination and inequity with poor health outcomes. Mental health issues among youths are an important public health concern, and more research is needed to help prevent the progression of mental health problems among this vulnerable population.

adolescent behaviors and experiences survey

Percentage of high school students who reported experiencing perceived racism during their life, * by selected behavioral characteristics and self-reported race and ethnicity — Adolescent Behaviors and Experiences Survey, United States, January–June 2021

Source: https://www.advisory.com/daily-briefing/2022/04/04/teen-mental-health External Web Site Policy