1. Family Influences on the Use of Mental Health Services among African Americans

    Family history of mental health disorders impacts utilization of mental health services among African-Americans, according to a study published in the June issue of the Journal of Health and Social Behavior. Alice P. Villatoro and Carol S. Aneshensel, PhD, from the University of California in Los Angeles examined the impact...
  2. National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month

    July is National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month and the month offers organizations of all types and sizes a wonderful opportunity to create mental health awareness in diverse communities. The US House of Representatives proclaimed July as this special month in 2008, aiming to improve access to mental health treatment...
  3. Evaluación e Intervención en Español: Teaching Clinical Social Work in Spanish

    The University of Texas at El Paso have developed a new graduate elective in the Master of Social Work (MSW) degree program called Evaluación e Intervención en Español (Assessment and Intervention in Spanish). This class, taught entirely in Spanish, is designed to train Spanish-speaking MSW students in culturally and linguistically competent...
  4. The Relationship Between Racial Discrimination and Mental Health in African American and Afro-Caribbean Youth: Results from a National Study

    The vast majority of African-American and Afro-Caribbean youth face racial discrimination, and these experiences are associated with an increased risk of mental health problems, according to a study to be presented Saturday, May 3, at the Pediatric Academic Societies (PAS) annual meeting in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. The researchers analyzed...