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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

Kimberly Mena

Kimberly Mena is a master’s-level fellow in the Interdisciplinary Minority Fellowship Program (IMFP) with the National Board of Certified Counselors (NBCC) Foundation. Kimberly is a military veteran and a 2023 graduate of the Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program at Liberty University. ...Read more

SPOTLIGHT

SPOTLIGHT features news, announcements, events, and hot topics on behavioral health in underserved communities.
Minority Fellowship Program: 2023-2024 Orientation Webinar
The presentation, including slides, transcript, and sound recording for the MFPCC Webinar, "Minority Fellowship Program: 2023-2024 Orientation Webinar," which occurred November 15, 2023, are now available for download......Read more
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PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT CORNER

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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.

Anxiety disorders
Anxiety disorders are the most common mental health condition diagnosed in youth ages 12-17.1 The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that 3.6% of adolescents aged 10-14, and 4.6% of those aged 15-19, have an anxiety disorder.2 Other mental health conditions, such as depression (4.4%) and behavior problems (8.9%), commonly occur with anxiety and increase over time.1 These disorders can significantly impair academic, social, and family functioning and often begin early in childhood, with a median age at onset of 6 years.3 The prevalence of these disorders is higher for females than males, with 38.0% of females and 26.1% of males affected.2 Additionally, lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) youth have higher rates of mental health challenges than other youth.3 Addressing anxiety disorders among adolescents requires a multifaceted approach, including increasing awareness, reducing stigma, improving access to mental health care, and creating safe and supportive environments for at-risk populations. SAMHSA provides a wealth of resources to support youth mental health.



Depression, Anxiety, Behavior Disorders, by Age


References

  1. Bitsko, R. H., Claussen, A. H., Lichstein, J., Black, L. I., Jones, S. E., Danielson, M. L., & Meyer, L. N. (2022). Mental health surveillance among children—United States, 2013–2019. MMWR supplements, 71(2), 1
  2. World Health Organization. Mental health of adolescents. (2024, January 8). Retrieved from https://www.who.int/news-room/fact-sheets/detail/adolescent-mental-health.External Web Site Policy
  3. Waszkiewicz, N. (2023). The immunoseasonal theory of psychiatric disorders. Journal of Clinical Medicine,12(14), 4615. https://doi.org/10.3390/jcm12144615
  4. Interagency Working Group on Youth Programs. (2018). LGBT: Behavioral Health. https://youth.gov/youth-topics/lgbtq-youth/health-depression-and-suicide External Web Site Policy Retrieved January 12, 2024.