5072.0 Prevalence and correlates of mental health needs and service use among African Americans

Wednesday, November 2, 2011: 8:30 AM
This session describes the prevalence and correlates of mental health needs and service use among African Americans.
Session Objectives: Describe the prevalence of risk for depression among African Americans an African American church based sample Describe how victimization experiences and social resources may influence the mental health functioning of African American and Afro-Caribbean women. Desribe how racial discrimination is a significant factor in the prediction of depression in Caribbean blacks and African Americans. Describe the relationship between psychological distress, discrimination, and mental health service use among African American college students.

8:30 AM
Prevalence of depression among an African American community-based population
Jacqueline Reese-Smith, PhD, Nga Nguyen, MS and Lorna H. McNeill, PhD, MPH
8:50 AM
Title: Exposure to Violence And Mental Health Disorders Among African American and Afro-Caribbean Women
Bushra Sabri, PhD, LMSW, ACSW, Akosoa L. McFadgion, MS, MSW, Richelle Bolyard, MHS, Jamila K. Stockman, PhD, MPH, Marguerite Lucea, PhD, MPH, RN, Desiree Bertrand, MSN, RN, Doris Campbell, PhD, ARNP, FAAN, Gloria B. Callwood, PhD, Phyllis Sharps, PhD,RN, FAAN, Jacquelyn Campbell, PhD, RN, FAAN and The ACAAWS Team
9:30 AM
Stress, Coping, & Oppression - Prevention & Education (SCOPE) Project: The utilization of counseling services among black female college students
Michelle S. Williams, MPH, CHES, Jelani C. Kerr, PhD, Larrell Wilkinson, MSPH, Muhammad Salaam, Jametta Magwood, MPH, Minnjuan Flournoy, PhD (c), Edith M. Williams, PhD, MS and Saundra Glover, MBA, PhD

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Organized by: Mental Health

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

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