142nd APHA Annual Meeting and Exposition

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African American Mental Health: Strategies and Interventions that Address Mental Illness, Mental Health and Historical Trauma

142nd APHA Annual Meeting and Exposition (November 15 - November 19, 2014): http://www.apha.org/events-and-meetings/annual
Tuesday, November 18, 2014: 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
This session underscores the impact of social determinants and trauma on the mental health of ethnic populations - and also offers evidence showing "what helps" people build resilience despite long-term exposure to extremely challenging circumstances.
Session Objectives: Describe trauma, arrest and incarceration in a national sample of African Americans including the relationship between trauma and risk of involvement in the criminal justice system. Describe profiles of help seeking for depression among Black Americans, including the correlation between access to healthcare and help seeking profiles. Discuss the importance of developing multi-level, multi-modal prevention strategies to address the complex, co-occurring sexual and mental health risk factors experienced by African American young adult females. Identify opportunities to integrate faith into mental health outreach and stigma reduction efforts.
Ruth Shim, MD, MPH

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Organized by: Mental Health
Endorsed by: Public Health Nursing, Socialist Caucus, Public Health Social Work, Caucus on Homelessness

CE Credits: Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH) , Masters Certified Health Education Specialist (MCHES)

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