HOME >> MEDICINE >> NEWS
UCLA leads national effort to address New Orleans' mental health needs

To address the enormous mental health needs of New Orleans, UCLA psychology professor Vickie Mays is leading a national effort to provide mental health education and training -- including to New Orleans' parents, families, the clergy and mental health providers -- Aug. 89.

"There has rightfully been a lot of attention on ensuring that the people of New Orleans have safety, shelter, food and medicine, but in addition to issues of survival, many people in New Orleans in response to Katrina have very serious mental disorders as well as severe emotional distress," said Mays, director of the UCLA Center for Research, Education, Training and Strategic Communication on Minority Health Disparities. "If we don't intervene with the mental health needs of children now, we could see a generation in New Orleans that will experience depression, substance abuse, teen pregnancy and other chronic problems. We don't want to let the downward cycle start."

Federal officials estimate that 500,000 people are in need of mental health services because of Hurricane Katrina and its aftermath, many of whom are ethnic minorities, and that 30 percent of New Orleans residents are suffering from serious mental health problems, Mays said. Federal officials state that another 20 percent are in need of help, although they do not meet the criteria for a diagnosed disorder. The mental health disorders include post-traumatic stress, anxiety and severe depression, she said.

Mary Joseph, director of the Children's Defense Fund in New Orleans, described the city's mental health crisis as "terribly serious" and one that transcends class, race and age.

"Children may have new toys, but they have lost a sense of community; they have lost the things that anchor us," said Joseph, whose organization is one of the project's partners. "Single mothers are in a real bind; life for them was hard enough before Katrina. The mental health system in New Orleans needs re-building
'"/>

Contact: Stuart Wolpert
swolpert@support.ucla.edu
310-206-0511
University of California - Los Angeles
6-Jul-2006


Page: 1 2 3 4 5 6

Related medicine news :

1. Binge drinking leads to neurocognitive deficits among college students
2. Mid Sweden University leads development of digital color x-rays
3. Measuring lung motion leads to better radiation treatment for lung cancer
4. Ear infection expert from Childrens Hospital of Pittsburgh leads interactive demo on diagnosis
5. Penn leads $98 million translational medicine collaboration
6. Italian public smoking ban leads to fall in hospital heart attack admissions in under 60s
7. Violence in the home leads to higher rates of childhood bullying
8. Obesity leads to more aggressive ovarian cancer
9. Obesity leads to more aggressive ovarian cancer, Cedars-Sinai research shows
10. Researchers discover how acid reflux leads to esophageal cancer
11. Research leads to first treatment for drug-resistant HIV

Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:12/5/2019)... NORWALK, Conn. (PRWEB) , ... December 05, 2019 ... ... — Physician Practice M&A: Risks and Rewards of Building Platforms— on Thursday, December ... organizations are competing for large, multi-specialty medical groups. Middle-market PE firms are scrambling ...
(Date:12/5/2019)... ... 2019 , ... Today at M Health Fairview University of Minnesota ... who will to help them take medicine, relax during anxious moments, encourage them ... presented by NutriSource® is a golden retriever and the first and only full-time ...
(Date:12/4/2019)... ... , ... WEDI , the nation’s leading nonprofit authority on the use ... advisor to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), announced today the ... WEDI Winter Conference in Arlington, Va. on Wednesday, December 4. , “The WEDI Board ...
(Date:12/4/2019)... CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (PRWEB) , ... December 04, 2019 , ... ... and their families easily find their way around the campuses of UNC Medical Center ... navigation inside the two hospitals, parking garages, clinics and more. , The free interactive ...
(Date:12/2/2019)... JERSEY CITY, N.J. (PRWEB) , ... December 02, ... ... transparency and disclosure compliance solutions, has worked with EMD Serono, the North American ... new website, https://clinicaltrials.emdgroup.com . This site is designed to educate and inform ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:12/4/2019)... ... December 04, 2019 , ... ... financial, operational and clinical health for our partners, today announced Steve Kiewiet, ... College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE). , ACHE is an international professional society ...
(Date:12/2/2019)... Calif. (PRWEB) , ... December 02, 2019 , ... ... of business support services to dental groups in the United States, today announced ... the community of Tulare, CA. , Patients will enjoy convenient hours, a ...
(Date:11/30/2019)... , ... November 29, 2019 , ... ... cancer screening, that uses deep learning algorithms to automatically detect potential breast cancer ... Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) meeting, December 1-6, 2019 (ScreenPoint Medical, South ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:
Cached News: