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African and Caribbean men and mental health

Collection:
Black Caribbean Literature (BCL)
Contributor:
Keating,Frank (Author)
Format:
Journal Article
Publication Date:
2009
ISBN:
2042-8367
Location:
African American Research Center, Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Subject Term:
Blacks, Racism, African people, Caribbean people, Males, Mental health services
Notes:
The mental health needs of African and Caribbean men is an area for public concern. A substantial body of research shows that these groups are disproportionately represented in mental health statistics. Eradicating the disparities in mental health treatment and outcomes for Black people requires changes in how these communities are viewed. Making services more humane at the interpersonal level is deeply important. Mental health services should build positive working relationships with black men and engage with the ideals they have of themselves.