3137.0 Race, stigma and mental health needs

Monday, November 8, 2010: 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
This session describes issues of race and culture that are central to understanding mental health needs as well as strategies to move to improved mental health.
Session Objectives: Discuss the importance of race and culture in defining and assessing mental health needs. Describe culturally sensitive strategies for improving mental health. Identify race-related risks associated with mental health needs.

Sociocultural Elements in Health Care for People with Serious Mental Illness
Elizabeth Siantz, MSW, Leopoldo J. Cabassa, PhD, Roberto Lewis-Fernández, MD, Andel Nicasio, MsED, Ron Turner, BA, Denise Reed, MBA, MPH, Angela Parcesepe, MPH, MSW, Jerel Ezell, MPH and Madeline Tavarez, BA
Stressful life events, health behaviors, race, and depression: An interaction model
Brian Mezuk, PhD, Jane A. Rafferty, MA, Kiarri N. Kershaw, MPH, Darrell L. Hudson, MPH, PhD, Cleopatra Abdou, PhD and James S. Jackson, PhD

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Organized by: Mental Health
Endorsed by: American Indian, Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian Caucus, Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drugs, Socialist Caucus, Social Work

CE Credits: Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH)

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