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Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) in Children

Does your child seem to have a difficult time sitting still or paying attention? Is homework frequently lost or misplaced? Does your child have a difficult time following instructions? Does your child frequently interrupt others or have a difficult time being quiet? If you have noticed a consistent display of extremely active, inattentive, and/or impulsive behaviors, it is possible that your child has Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).  This fact sheet provides the definition of ADHD, types of ADHD, and techniques you can use immediately with your child while you are in the process of obtaining professional services.

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Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) in Adults

Did you know that adults can have ADHD?  Do you frequently misplace your keys, phone, or credit cards? Do you have to double check that you have completed certain things?  Is it difficult for you to manage your time?  Do you have a hard time meeting your work deadlines? Are you losing attention even reading this paragraph? If you have noticed a consistent display of extremely active, inattentive, and/or impulsive behaviors, it is possible that you have Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. This fact sheet provides the definition of ADHD, types of ADHD, and techniques you can use immediately to decrease symptoms as you explore professional treatment options.



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Anxiety Disorder


There is a chance that you have experienced some level of anxiety at least once, even if it was only for a moment. Anxiety Disorders are one of the most common mental health disorders in the United States. In general, anxiety disorders are a group of conditions that each have a specific set of symptoms and characteristics, but they all share the common features of persistent and excessive fears or worries, in situations that are not threatening. This fact sheet provides you with information about the different types of anxiety, symptoms, techniques you can use to decrease anxiety, and evidence-based treatment recommendations.

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Bipolar disorder

We often hear people use the term “Bipolar Disorder” incorrectly in conversations or on television to explain any shift in mood or behaviors, but what do we really know about Bipolar Disorder? While it is common to think that we may be struggling with our mood because we experience good days and bad days and sometimes feel “moody,” these feelings may be typical ups and downs, which is normal. This fact sheet is for anyone who is interested in learning more about Bipolar Disorder and/or for those who may be wondering if they or someone they know are struggling with symptoms of Bipolar Disorder.

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Major Depressive Disorder

In the last two weeks, if you have felt sad and tired most days, experienced disturbances in your sleep or pain in your body, have not felt like yourself, or feel that the things that you used to enjoy are no longer pleasurable, you may be experiencing depression.This fact sheet provides a brief depression screening tool, a list of common symptoms, techniques you can use immediately to improve your mood, and mental health treatment options.


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Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD)

Some children exhibit an occasional negative, irritable, or disrespectful mood, however concerns about possible Oppositional Defiant Disorder increases when the child’s behavior impacts his/her functioning, is incongruent with normal behavior for same-age peers and persists for six months of more. This fact sheet provides a list of common symptoms, recommendations for how to avoid increasing agitation and aggression in children with ODD, and mental health treatment options.

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Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

A common misconception is that only military service members or veterans are diagnosed with PTSD, which is false. After experiencing and/or witnessing a scary, dangerous, life-threatening event, or learning about a loved one going through such an experience, anyone can be impacted, even after the event is over. PTSD is the development of symptoms that occur after a traumatic or stressful life event. In some cases, individuals may not develop symptoms immediately, but instead, develop PTSD symptoms several weeks or months later, after the traumatic event occurred. This fact sheet provides of list of common traumatic experiences and symptoms, as well as recommendations for trauma-informed therapy options.



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Schizophrenia is a serious mental illness that can negatively impact a person’s thoughts, mood, feelings, and behaviors.  While the symptoms of schizophrenia may vary from person to person, it typically consists of a combination of symptoms including hallucinations, delusions, disorganized thinking and behavior, reduced expression of emotions, and psychosis where the person may seem out of touch with reality.  This fact sheet provides of list of common symptoms of schizophrenia, information on the misdiagnosis of Schizophrenia among African Americans, and mental health treatment options.



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Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)

A traumatic brain injury (TBI) is an injury that disrupts the normal function of the brain and can negatively impact a person’s quality of life in numerous ways. In addition, prior research indicated that racial and ethnic minorities appear to be at increased risk for traumatic brain injury (TBI) and poor health outcomes after TBI.  This fact sheet provides information on TBI (definition, examples, and symptoms), ways that African Americans are at an increased risk of TBI, and common treatment options. 



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eating disorders and the black community

Have you ever heard or thought “Black people don’t have eating disorders!” If so, you are not alone as eating disorders are rarely discussed in the Black community and this had led to many myths and misinformation about eating disorders and a lack of awareness about the prevalence of eating disorders in the Black community. According to research, an estimated 28.8 million Americans will develop an eating disorder during their lifetime. However, despite exhibiting similar symptoms as White people, people of color are less likely to be screened by a doctor for eating disorders. This sad phenomena has left Black people less likely to be diagnosed and receive proper treatment for eating disorders.


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