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Mental Health issues for African Americans
Mental health issues for african americans

More than a decade and a half ago, a federal report showed that African Americans and other racial and ethnic minorities have higher rates of morbidity and mortality across the life span (Malone, 1985). That report and subsequent studies have shown that these health disparities are in part a result of less access to treatment. More recently, the U.S. surgeon general released a report showing that many Americans have limited access to mental health services (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 1999). African Americans have less access, which could contribute to poorer outcomes (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 2001).

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Historically, African Americans have been more likely than Caucasians to receive the clinical ...

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