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Nurse’s Guide to Caring for LGBTQ+ Youth (

Author: Keith Carlson, BSN, RN, NC-BC article, please click here. Learn how to provide culturally competent healthcare to LGBTQ+ youth, a vulnerable population in need of knowledgeable, compassionate, and skilled nursing care. LGBTQ+ youth comprise a patient population that needs a culturally competent approach from thoughtful healthcare providers. If we can provide high-quality, unbiased nursing care for LGBTQ+ youth, we can more readily meet the needs of this group vulnerable to health...

Why Are So Many Women Suddenly Being Diagnosed With ADHD? (

PHOTOGRAPHED BY LISSYELLE LARICCHIA Author: Dr. Sanah Ahsan's article, please click here. Are you struggling to focus? Finding it hard to concentrate on one thing or read for more than 30 seconds without picking up your phone? Do you feel like you don’t fit in, like you can’t do bills, taxes or keep up with the pace of society? Are ADHD memes circling online resonating with you? You’re not alone. Hundreds of thousands more women are being assessed for ADHD than ever before, especially Black...

How to Decolonize Mental Health Treatment for BIPOC (

Illustration by GOOD STUDIO / ADOBE STOCK Author Gabe Torres / Yes Magazine / 7.28.22 How to Decolonize Mental Health Treatment for BIPOC Note: Whenever you read the terms BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and people of color), racialized people, and racially marginalized, I mean them synonymously while understanding the distinctiveness of experiences and respective identities of racially oppressed peoples. Whenever I refer to BIPOC, I refer to us as “we,” because I, the writer, identify as a person...

American Nurses Association Issues Apology For History Of Racism (

Photo : Getty Images The American Nurses Association (ANA) has issued an apology for the organization's history of racism against Black nurses . Last week, the ANA released a racial reckoning statement to acknowledge its past actions and apologize to nurses of color. “Our intention with this statement is to publicly identify and acknowledge our past actions while addressing the harms that continue today,” the racial reckoning statement reads in part, per the Atlanta Journal-Constitution .

Vital Signs: Drug Overdose Deaths, by Selected Sociodemographic and Social Determinants of Health Characteristics — 25 States and the District of Columbia, 2019–2020 (

Summary What is already known about this topic? Drug overdose deaths increased 30% in the United States from 2019 to 2020. Known health disparities exist in overdose mortality rates, particularly among certain racial/ethnic minority populations. What is added by this report? From 2019 to 2020, overdose death rates increased by 44% and 39% among non-Hispanic Black (Black) and non-Hispanic American Indian or Alaska Native persons, respectively. As county-level income inequality increased,...

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