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Psychologists Available to Talk About Gun Violence, Hate Crimes, Radicalization

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For reporters covering aspects of the shootings in El Paso and Dayton, these psychologists are available to discuss issues associated with gun violence, domestic terrorism, radicalization, hate crimes and coping with trauma after a mass shooting.

Channels: Mental Health, Psychology and Psychiatry, Guns and Violence, Terrorism, U.S. Politics,

Released:
5-Aug-2019 3:55 PM EDT
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PSYCHOLOGISTS AVAILABLE TO TALK ABOUT STIGMA, MENTAL HEALTH DISPARITIES TO MARK NATIONAL MINORITY MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS MONTH

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July is National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month, which focuses on the mental health challenges experienced by underrepresented groups. Minorities face additional hurdles due to lack of adequate, culturally competent care and cultural stigma. The month was established by the U.S. House of Representatives in 2008 to improve access to mental health treatment and services and promote public awareness of mental illness. For reporters covering minority mental health, the American Psychological Association has experts available who can speak on the health and mental health issues minorities face.

Channels: Psychology and Psychiatry,

Released:
2-Jul-2019 3:40 PM EDT
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Psychologists Available to Talk About Suicide

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For reporters covering the recent suicides of two Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School students and the father of a Sandy Hook victim, these psychologists are available to discuss issues associated with suicide, including underlying causes (such as trauma or suicide contagion), risk factors and assessment and treatment of at -risk individuals.

Channels: Behavioral Science, Psychology and Psychiatry, Substance Abuse, Mental Health, Guns and Violence, U.S. Politics,

Released:
26-Mar-2019 11:20 AM EDT
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Psychologists Available to Talk About Impact of Separating Immigrant Children and Parents

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For reporters covering the Justice Department’s recent decision to separate immigrant children from their parents, these psychologists are available to discuss psychological issues associated with immigration, including discrimination, trauma and commonly held myths about immigrants – both legal and illegal.

Channels: Children's Health, Mental Health, Psychology and Psychiatry, Immigration, Refugee Crisis, U.S. National Security, U.S. Politics, Local - DC, Local - DC Metro,

Released:
12-Jun-2018 4:30 PM EDT
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APA Offers Research, Experts on Sexual Harassment Prevention in the Workplace

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As you report on the ongoing allegations and reports of high-profile workplace sexual harassment and assaults, resources are available for companies that are evaluating their own sexual harassment prevention policies and training programs. Psychologists with expertise in organizational behaviors and sexual harassment are available to be interviewed on issues such as the ineffectiveness of many workplace sexual harassment training programs and what companies can do to eliminate negative behaviors within their own organizations.

Channels: Civil Liberties, In the Workplace, Psychology and Psychiatry, Sex and Relationships, Local - DC, Local - DC Metro,

Released:
29-Nov-2017 3:20 PM EST
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