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July 28, 2021News » Addressing the Mental Health Needs of Racial and Ethnic Minority Youth: a guide for practitioners.

Mental health is at the core of the health and well-being of children and families. Yet up to 50% of the U.S. population will develop a mental health disorder in their lifetime, with most disorders beginning in childhood and adolescence.

Racial and ethnic minorities are at particular risk for mental health disorders in adulthood, although interestingly, rates of those disorders are lower in adolescence, relative to the non-Latino white population. However, while some racial and ethnic minority youth experience lower rates of lifetime mental health disorders, their disorders tend to have a more chronic course. Reasons for differences in mental health etiology and outcomes among youth are briefly addressed in this guide.

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