Regina Vogt-Purdon, LISW-S

July is Minority Mental Health Month and aims to bring understanding of the unique mental health struggles that minority groups face. When people consider the term “minority,” race and ethnicity typically come to mind. However, the term has expanded to include other marginalized groups, including the LGBTQ community, refugee and immigrant groups, and religious groups. Studies show that people in minority groups experience mental health concerns, such as depression and anxiety, at a higher rate than non-minority groups. Certain minority groups, as part of their cultural norm, do not discuss mental health at all. Or if they do, they may use terminology that downplays what they’re experiencing. (i.e. “I’m just a worry-wart.”) It’s important to be aware of cultural differences that may prevent members of diverse groups from accessing beneficial mental health services. For more information on Minority Mental Health Month and to watch videos featuring first-hand accounts of diverse individuals’ experiences with mental health, please visit https://

(Mental Health America, 2018)

Annual Meeting 2023

Thank you to all of you for attending the 52nd Annual Meeting at Clovernook Country Club. It was an exciting night as we presented the check to the hospital for $660,000. It is such a privilege to be part of…

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Record-Breaking Gift

What a year it has been! Every contribution truly does make a difference. We are completing our third year of a four-year commitment to the Division of Critical Care Medicine and the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit. We are so very…

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Just In Time

It’s third down. Joe Burrow steps back in the pocket. He looks left, the wide receiver is covered. A defensive tackle barrels down the middle of the pocket. Joe rolls right, steps back, and launches the ball 40 yards. Ja’Marr Chase…

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