Depression and African Americans
African Americans in the United States are less likely to receive accurate diagnoses than their Caucasian counterparts. Culture biases against mental health professionals and health care professionals in general prevent many African American from access care due to prior experiences with historical misdiagnoses, inadequate treatment and a lack of cultural understanding.
- African American Families & Mental Health: What You Need to Know
The electronic version of our popular booklet for the African American community with ordering information.
- Suicide Among African Americans
A study featured as a NAMI top news story November 8, 2006 that could help explode the myth that black suicides are rare was released in November 2006 by the University of Michigan. Read the abstract of the study or access the full article on the Journal of the American Medicine Association Web site.