What Are Depressed African American Adolescent Males Saying About Mental Health Services and Providers?

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Abstract

This chapter explores the perceptions of mental health services and providers among depressed African American adolescent males. Qualitative interviews were conducted with 18 urban African American males, ages 14-18, recruited from community-based mental health centers and afterschool programs for youth. The interviews included socio-demographic information, questions regarding depressive symptomatology, and openended questions derived from the network-episode model, including knowledge, attitudes, and behaviors related to problem recognition, helpseeking, and perceptions of mental health services. Implications for social work and social welfare practice are examined.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationSocial Work with African American Males
Subtitle of host publicationHealth, Mental Health, and Social Policy
PublisherOxford University Press
ISBN (Electronic)9780199865567
ISBN (Print)9780195314366
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 10 2010

Keywords

  • African American males
  • Depression
  • Mental health
  • Teenage males

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Sciences(all)

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    Lindsey, M. A. (2010). What Are Depressed African American Adolescent Males Saying About Mental Health Services and Providers? In Social Work with African American Males: Health, Mental Health, and Social Policy Oxford University Press. https://doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195314366.003.0009