Race, Ethnicity and Mental Health – FPN

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Mental Health Information
June 2016 - Vol. 20 Issue 7
Published by athealth.com

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CONTENTS:

  1. Racial/Ethnic Differences in Mental Health Service Use among Adults
  2. African American Communities and Mental Health
  3. HHS Action Plan to Reduce Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities
  4. Race Differences in the Receipt of Mental Health Services Among Young Adults
  5. Physiological Responses to Racism and Discrimination: An Assessment of the Evidence
  6. How Racism Is Bad for Our Bodies
  7. John’s Story: How Racism and Classism Operate Within the Mental Health Care System
  8. New Evidence Regarding Racial And Ethnic Disparities In Mental Health: Policy Implications
  9. Specifying Race-Ethnic Differences in Risk for Psychiatric Disorder in a US National Sample
  10. Racial and Ethnic Differences in the Relationship Between Depression Severity and Functional
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1.  Racial/Ethnic Differences in Mental Health Service Use among Adults
The purpose of this chartbook is to provide estimates of mental health service utilization among adults
across different racial/ethnic groups in the United States. Learn more...
SAMHSA

2.  African American Communities and Mental Health
Notwithstanding the 2008 election of our first African American President, racism continues to have an
impact on the mental health of African Americans. Learn more...
MENTAL HEALTH AMERICA

3.  HHS Action Plan to Reduce Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Action Plan to Reduce Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities is the most comprehensive federal commitment to date for reducing, and eventually eliminating disparities in health and health care. Learn more...
DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

4.  Race Differences in the Receipt of Mental Health Services Among Young Adults
This study investigates race and ethnic differences in the receipt of mental health
services among young adults. Learn more...
PSYCHOLOGICAL SERVICES

5. Physiological Responses to Racism and Discrimination: An Assessment of the Evidence
A growing body of research explores the impact of encounters with racism or discrimination on
physiological activity. Learn more...
AMERICAN JOURNAL OF PUBLIC HEALTH

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6. How Racism Is Bad for Our Bodies
A growing literature shows discrimination raises the risk of many emotional and physical problems.
Learn more...
THE ATLANTIC

7. John’s Story: How Racism and Classism Operate Within the Mental Health Care System
This article addresses the inherent racism, classism and oppressive dynamics which fill our mental
health care system. Learn more...
AMERICAN PSYCHOLOGICAL ASSOCIATION

8. New Evidence Regarding Racial And Ethnic Disparities In Mental Health: Policy Implications
Startling new findings make clear that disparities in mental health exhibit a decidedly different pattern
from disparities in other kinds of health. Learn more...
HEALTH AFFAIRS

9. Specifying Race-Ethnic Differences in Risk for Psychiatric Disorder in a US National Sample
Studies have found lower than expected prevalence of psychiatric disorders among disadvantaged
race-ethnic minority groups in the United States. Learn more...
NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF HEALTH

10. Racial and Ethnic Differences in the Relationship Between Depression Severity and Functional
Status
This study compared the association between depression severity and functional status among three
different racial or ethnic groups. Learn more...
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